[pol-ee-trof-ik, -troh-fik] /ˌpɒl iˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk/

(of certain bacteria) deriving nourishment from many organic substances.
(esp of bacteria) obtaining food from several different organic sources


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