Skip to search.

Definition of auxotroph


Reference
Dictionary
Encyclopedia
Thesaurus
World Factbook

 
Search Dictionary:

Houghton Mifflin

aux·o·troph  audio  (ôks-trf, -trf) KEY 

NOUN:
An organism, such as a strain of bacteria, that has lost the ability to synthesize certain substances required for its growth and metabolism as the result of mutational changes.

ETYMOLOGY:
Back-formation from auxotrophic


Visit our partner's site
Provided by Houghton Mifflin
logoeReference -- Download this interactive reference software to your desktop computer