prototrophic

adjective
pro·​to·​tro·​phic | \ ˌprō-tə-ˈtrō-fik How to pronounce prototrophic (audio) \

Definition of prototrophic

: having the nutritional requirements of the normal or wild type

Other Words from prototrophic

prototrophy \ prō-​ˈtä-​trə-​fē How to pronounce prototrophic (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of prototrophic

1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Prototrophic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prototrophic. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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prototrophic

adjective
pro·​to·​tro·​phic | \ ˌprōt-ə-ˈtrō-fik How to pronounce prototrophic (audio) \

Medical Definition of prototrophic

1 : deriving nutriment from inorganic sources prototrophic bacteria
2 : not requiring specific nutritional substances for normal metabolism and reproduction : not differing from the wild type in nutritional requirements used especially of bacteria and fungia yeast prototrophic for uracil and leucine — compare auxotrophic

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prototrophy \ prō-​ˈtä-​trə-​fē How to pronounce prototrophic (audio) \ noun, plural prototrophies

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