auxotrophic

adjective auxo·tro·phic \ ˌȯk-sə-ˈtrō-fik \

Definition of auxotrophic

: requiring a specific growth substance beyond the minimum required for normal metabolism and reproduction by the parental or wild-type strain
  • auxotrophic mutants of bacteria

auxotrophy

play \ȯk-ˈsä-trə-fē\ noun

Origin and Etymology of auxotrophic

Greek auxein to increase + -o- + English -trophic


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auxotrophic

adjective auxo·tro·phic \ ˌȯk-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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