[par-uh-trof-ik, -troh-fik]
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Origin of paratrophic

First recorded in 1855–60; para-1 + -trophic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for paratrophic

aspiratory, paratrophic, suctorial

paratrophic in Medicine


[păr′ə-trŏfĭk, -trōfĭk]
  1. Deriving sustenance from living organic material.
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