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prototrophic

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adjective pro·to·tro·phic \ˌprō-tə-ˈtrō-fik\

Definition of prototrophic

  1. :  having the nutritional requirements of the normal or wild type

pro·to·tro·phy play \prō-ˈtä-trə-fē\ noun


Origin of prototrophic

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1900


Medical Dictionary

prototrophic

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adjective pro·to·tro·phic \ˌprōt-ə-ˈtrō-fik\

Medical Definition of prototrophic

  1. 1:  deriving nutriment from inorganic sources <prototrophic bacteria>

  2. 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

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




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