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polytrophic

[pol-ee-trof-ik, -troh-fik]
adjective
  1. (of certain bacteria) deriving nourishment from many organic substances.
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Origin of polytrophic

First recorded in 1655–65; poly- + -trophic
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British Dictionary definitions for polytrophic

polytrophic

adjective
  1. (esp of bacteria) obtaining food from several different organic sources
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