polytrophic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

poly- +‎ -trophic

Adjective[edit]

polytrophic (not comparable)

  1. (biology) Of bacteria etc.: feeding on multiple types of food, or obtaining nutrients in more than one way
  2. (biology, of an insect) Having a nutritive cell attached to each egg in the ovary
  3. (of a lake) Rich in nutrients

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