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facultative

 [fak´ul-ta″tiv]
not obligatory; pertaining to or characterized by the ability to adjust to particular circumstances or to assume a particular role.

fac·ul·ta·tive

(fak'ŭl-tā'tiv),
Able to live under more than one specific set of environmental conditions; possessing an alternative pathway.

facultative

/fac·ul·ta·tive/ (fak´ul-ta″tiv) not obligatory; pertaining to the ability to adjust to particular circumstances or to assume a particular role.

facultative

(făk′əl-tā′tĭv)
adj.
1. Of or relating to a mental faculty.
2. Biology Capable of functioning under varying environmental conditions. Used of certain organisms, such as bacteria that can live with or without oxygen.

fac′ul·ta′tive·ly adv.

facultative

[fak′əltā′tiv]
Etymology: L, facultas, capability
not obligatory; having the ability to adapt to more than one condition, such as a facultative anaerobe. Compare obligate.

fac·ul·ta·tive

(fak'ŭl-tā'tiv)
In biology, able to live under more than one specific set of environmental conditions; possessing an alternative pathway.

facultative

1. Capable of adapting in response to changing environments. Used especially of micro-organisms that can grow either in an atmosphere of oxygen (aerobic) or in the absence of oxygen (anaerobic) or of those capable of living either as parasites or non-parasites.
2. Of organisms with a usual or preferred metabolic process, but which are capable, under unusual conditions, of adopting an alternative metabolic pathway.

facultative

(of an organism) being capable of adopting an alternative life style from the normal one. In this context, the word ‘facultative’ is followed by the unusual life style. Thus, a facultative PARASITE is one that is normally saprophytic but is occasionally parasitic; a facultative SAPROPHYTE is one that is normally parasitic but can become saprophytic; a facultative ANAEROBE is an organism such as yeast, that is normally aerobic but can exist in anaerobic conditions. Compare OBLIGATE.

fac·ul·ta·tive

(fak'ŭl-tā'tiv)
Able to live under more than one specific set of environmental conditions; possessing an alternative pathway.

facultative (fak´əltātiv),

adj pertaining to an organism's ability to survive under different or varying environmental conditions.

facultative

not obligatory; pertaining to or characterized by the ability to adjust to particular circumstances or to assume a particular role. See also accumulator plants.
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