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prototroph

[proh-tuh-trof, -trohf] /ˈproʊ təˌtrɒf, -ˌtroʊf/
noun, Biology
1.
a microorganism that has the same nutritional requirements as the parent organism.
Compare auxotroph.
2.
an organism or cell capable of synthesizing all its metabolites from inorganic material, requiring no organic nutrients.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; back formation from prototrophic
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prototroph in Medicine

prototroph pro·to·troph (prō'tə-trŏf', -trōf')
n.
A bacterial strain that has the same nutritional requirements as the wild type strain from which it was derived.


pro'to·troph'ic (-trŏf'ĭk, -trō'fĭk) adj.
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