prototroph

noun

pro·​to·​troph ˈprō-tə-ˌtrōf How to pronounce prototroph (audio)
-ˌträf
: a prototrophic individual

Word History

Etymology

back-formation from prototrophic

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prototroph was in 1946

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Cite this Entry

“Prototroph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prototroph. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition

prototroph

noun
pro·​to·​troph ˈprōt-ə-ˌtrōf How to pronounce prototroph (audio) -ˌträf How to pronounce prototroph (audio)
: a prototrophic individual
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