adjective poly·troph·ic \¦pälē‧¦träfik, -lə̇‧¦t-\

Definition of polytrophic

  1. 1 :  deriving nourishment from more than one organic substance polytrophic pathogenic bacteria

  2. 2 :  producing nutritive cells one of which is attached to each developing egg in the ovary —used of an insect or the ovary of an insect — compare acrotrophic, panoistic

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Origin and Etymology of polytrophic

poly- + -trophic

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a trip made at another's expense

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