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prototrophic

[proh-tuh-trof-ik, -troh-fik] /ˌproʊ təˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk/
adjective
1.
(especially of certain bacteria) requiring only inorganic substances for growth.
2.
(of certain microorganisms) requiring no specific nutriments for growth.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; proto- + -trophic
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prototrophic

/ˌprəʊtəˈtrɒfɪk/
adjective
1.
(esp of bacteria) feeding solely on inorganic matter
2.
(of cultured bacteria, fungi, etc) having no specific nutritional requirements
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