polytrophic


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polytrophic

(ˌpɒlɪˈtrɒfɪk)
adj
(Biology) (esp of bacteria) obtaining food from several different organic sources
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Sometimes one or more stages of a compressor could show extra-head and polytrophic efficiency.
Tall oil fatty acids are applied as binders in paints and coatings, polytrophic industry, and floatation reagents.
This equation has proved to be inappropriate since after the practical estimation of the polytrophic exponents and constants, several tests determinations has been performed and have showed a wide result scattering under the same cutting conditions.
Females typically have three spermathecae and polytrophic ovarioles (Dodson 1978; Fritz & Turner 2002); ovaries may contain more than one flush of mature eggs at a time.
Phosphorus balance of a polytrophic shallow lake with the consideration of phosphorus release.