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auxotrophic

adj auxo·tro·phic \ˌk-sə-ˈtrō-fik\

Medical Definition of AUXOTROPHIC

:  requiring a specific growth substance beyond the minimum required for normal metabolism and reproduction of the parental or wild-type strain <auxotrophic bacterial mutants>—compare prototrophic

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