able to synthesize its required growth factors: said as of an original organism from which auxotrophic mutants are derived
Origin of prototrophicproto- + trophic
Having the same metabolic capabilities and nutritional requirements as the wild type parent strain: prototrophic bacteria.
- pro′to·troph′ pro′to·troph′y
(comparative more prototrophic, superlative most prototrophic)
- Of or pertaining to a prototroph or to prototrophy