prototroph

noun
pro·​to·​troph | \ ˈprō-tə-ˌtrōf How to pronounce prototroph (audio) , -ˌträf\

Definition of prototroph

: a prototrophic individual

First Known Use of prototroph

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prototroph

back-formation from prototrophic

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prototroph

noun
pro·​to·​troph | \ ˈprōt-ə-ˌtrōf How to pronounce prototroph (audio) , -ˌträf How to pronounce prototroph (audio) \

Medical Definition of prototroph

: a prototrophic individual

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