auxotrophic

adjective
auxo·​tro·​phic | \ ˌȯk-sə-ˈtrō-fik How to pronounce auxotrophic (audio) \

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 How to pronounce auxotrophic (audio) \ 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/auxotrophic. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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auxotrophic

adjective
auxo·​tro·​phic | \ ˌȯk-sə-ˈtrō-fik How to pronounce auxotrophic (audio) \

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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