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ectotrophic

[ek-tuh-trof-ik, -troh-fik]
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adjective
  1. (of a mycorrhiza) growing outside the root or between the cells.
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Compare endotrophic.

Origin of ectotrophic

First recorded in 1925–30; ecto- + -trophic
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