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prototrophic

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

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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