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paratrophic

[par-uh-trof-ik, -troh-fik]
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adjective
  1. obtaining nourishment from living organic matter; parasitic.

Origin of paratrophic

First recorded in 1855–60; para-1 + -trophic
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paratrophic in Medicine

paratrophic

(păr′ə-trŏfĭk, -trōfĭk)
adj.
  1. Deriving sustenance from living organic material.
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