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View synonyms for paratrophic

paratrophic

[ par-uh-trof-ik, -troh-fik ]

adjective

  1. obtaining nourishment from living organic matter; parasitic.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of paratrophic1

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

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