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ectotrophic

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adjective ec·to·tro·phic \ˌek-tə-ˈtrō-fik\

Definition of ectotrophic

of a mycorrhiza

  1. :  growing in a close web on the surface of the associated root — compare endotrophic



Circa 1889

First Known Use of ectotrophic

circa 1889


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