prototrophic

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adjective pro·to·tro·phic \ˌprō-tə-ˈtrō-fik\

Definition of prototrophic

  1. :  having the nutritional requirements of the normal or wild type

prototrophy

play \prō-ˈtä-trə-fē\ noun

Origin and Etymology of prototrophic

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1900


Medical Dictionary

prototrophic

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adjective pro·to·tro·phic \ˌprōt-ə-ˈtrō-fik\

Medical Definition of prototrophic

  1. 1:  deriving nutriment from inorganic sources prototrophic bacteria

  2. 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 fungi a yeast prototrophic for uracil and leucine; compare auxotrophic

prototrophy

\prō-ˈtä-trə-fē\play noun plural

prototrophies


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