Definition of methylotrophic in English:

methylotrophic

Pronunciation /mɪˌθɪləˈtrəʊfɪk/ /mɪˌθʌɪləˈtrəʊfɪk/

adjective

Microbiology
  • Designating a methylotroph; of or relating to methylotrophs or methylotrophy.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Journal of Bacteriology. From methyl + -o- + -trophic, after methylotroph or methylotrophy.