auxotroph

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Etymology[edit]

auxo- +‎ -troph

Noun[edit]

auxotroph (plural auxotrophs)

  1. Any microorganism that has lost the ability to synthesize an organic compound required for its growth, usually as a result of mutation

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  • IPA(key): [ˌaʊ̯ksoˈtʀoːf]
  • Hyphenation: au‧xo‧troph
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Adjective[edit]

auxotroph (not comparable)

  1. auxotrophic

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