Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of altered nutritive Value; rendered less nutritious.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Physiol.) Changed or modified in nutritive power by the process of digestion.
  • adjective (Plant Physiol.) Dependent upon other organisms for nutrition; heterotrophic; -- said of plants unable to perform photosynthesis, as all saprophytes; -- opposed to autotrophic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to an allotroph.

Etymologies

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allotroph +‎ -ic

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