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prototrophic

Pronunciation: pro'to-trof'ik

Definition:

  1. Pertaining to a prototroph.
  2. Denoting the ability to undertake anabolism or to obtain nourishment from a single source, as with iron, sulfur, or nitrifying bacteria or photosynthesizing plants.

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