polytrophic

polytrophic

[pol-ee-trof-ik, -troh-fik]
adjective
(of certain bacteria) deriving nourishment from many organic substances.

Origin:
1655–65; poly- + -trophic

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polytrophic (ˌpɒlɪˈtrɒfɪk)
 
adj
(esp of bacteria) obtaining food from several different organic sources

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