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paratrophic

[par-uh-trof-ik, -troh-fik] /ˌpær əˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk/
adjective
1.
obtaining nourishment from living organic matter; parasitic.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; para-1 + -trophic
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paratrophic in Medicine

paratrophic par·a·troph·ic (pār'ə-trŏf'ĭk, -trō'fĭk)
adj.
Deriving sustenance from living organic material.

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