paratrophic

adjective

para·​tro·​phic ˌpar-ə-ˈtrō-fik How to pronounce paratrophic (audio) -ˈträf-ik How to pronounce paratrophic (audio)
: deriving nourishment parasitically from other organisms
paratrophic bacteria

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“Paratrophic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/paratrophic. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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