ec·​to·​tro·​phic ˌek-tə-ˈtrō-fik How to pronounce ectotrophic (audio)
of a mycorrhiza
: growing in a close web on the surface of the associated root compare endotrophic

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ectotrophic was circa 1889

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Cite this Entry

“Ectotrophic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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