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

Definition of ECTOTROPHIC

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

First Known Use of ECTOTROPHIC

circa 1889


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debouch Hear it
to emerge or cause to emerge
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