Origin of prototrophic
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1900
Medical Definition of prototrophic
1: deriving nutriment from inorganic sources <prototrophic bacteria>
2: not requiring specific nutritional substances for normal metabolism and reproduction : not differing from the wild type in nutritional requirements—used especially of bacteria and fungi <a yeast prototrophic for uracil and leucine>; compare auxotrophic
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