organotrophic


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heterotrophic

 [het″er-o-trof´ik]
unable to synthesize metabolic products from inorganic materials; requiring complex organic substances (growth factors) for nutrition.

or·ga·no·troph·ic

(ōr'gă-nō-trof'ik),
1. Pertaining to the nourishment of an organ.
2. Pertaining to a microorganism that uses organic sources as a reducing power.
[organo- + G. trophē, nourishment]

organotrophic

/or·ga·no·tro·phic/ (-tro´fik) heterotrophic.

organotropic

Alternative
adjective A term used in homeopathy referring to the affinity displayed by some medicines for certain tissues and organs.

Medspeak
adjective Referring to the attraction of microorganisms, especially bacteria, to specific chemicals.

or·ga·no·troph·ic

(ōr'gă-nō-trō'fik)
1. Pertaining to the nourishment of an organ.
2. Pertaining to a microorganism that uses organic sources as a reducing power.
[organo- + G. trophē, nourishment]

organotrophic

1. relating to the nutrition of organs of the body.
2. deriving energy from the oxidation of organic compounds; said of bacteria.