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

Other words from auxotrophic

auxotrophy \ȯk-ˈsä-trə-fē \ noun

First Known Use of auxotrophic

1944, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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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