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prototroph

[ proh-tuh-trof, -trohf ]
/ ˈproʊ təˌtrɒf, -ˌtroʊf /
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noun Biology.
a microorganism that has the same nutritional requirements as the parent organism.Compare auxotroph.
an organism or cell capable of synthesizing all its metabolites from inorganic material, requiring no organic nutrients.

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Origin of prototroph

First recorded in 1945–50; back formation from prototrophic
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