auxotroph

noun

auxo·​troph ˈȯk-sə-ˌtrōf How to pronounce auxotroph (audio)
-ˌträf
: an auxotrophic strain or individual

Word History

Etymology

auxo- (in auxotrophic) + -troph (in autotroph, heterotroph)

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of auxotroph was in 1950

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Cite this Entry

“Auxotroph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/auxotroph. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

auxotroph

noun
auxo·​troph -ˌtrōf How to pronounce auxotroph (audio) -ˌträf How to pronounce auxotroph (audio)
: an auxotrophic strain or individual
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