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polytrophic

[pol-ee-trof-ik, -troh-fik] /ˌpɒl iˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk/
adjective
1.
(of certain bacteria) deriving nourishment from many organic substances.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; poly- + -trophic
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British Dictionary definitions for polytrophic

polytrophic

/ˌpɒlɪˈtrɒfɪk/
adjective
1.
(esp of bacteria) obtaining food from several different organic sources
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