prototrophic


pro·to·tro·phic

adjective \ˌprō-tə-ˈtrō-fik\

Definition of PROTOTROPHIC

:  having the nutritional requirements of the normal or wild type
pro·to·tro·phy \prō-ˈtä-trə-fē\ noun

Origin of PROTOTROPHIC

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1900

pro·to·tro·phic

adjective \ˌprōt-ə-ˈtrō-fik\   (Medical Dictionary)

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
pro·tot·ro·phy \prō-ˈtä-trə-fē\ noun, plural pro·tot·ro·phies

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