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Related to prototrophy: auxotrophs
1. Pertaining to a prototroph.
2. Denoting the ability to undertake anabolism or to obtain nourishment from a single source, as with iron, sulfur, or nitrifying bacteria or photosynthesizing plants.
Having the same metabolic capabilities and nutritional requirements as the wild type parent strain: prototrophic bacteria.
pro′to·troph′, pro′to·troph′y n.