metatrophic

adjective
meta·tro·phic | \ ˌmet-ə-ˈtrōf-ik , -ˈträf- \

Medical Definition of metatrophic 

: requiring complex organic sources of carbon and nitrogen for metabolic synthesis : heterotrophic

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