Definition of biotrophic in English:

biotrophic

adjective

  • Plant Pathology. Of a parasite, especially a fungus: that derives nutrition from living cells of a host plant.

Origin

Early 20th century (in an earlier sense). From bio- + -trophic. With sense 1 compare slightly earlier abiotrophic and see quot. 1902 at sense 1.

Pronunciation

biotrophic

/ˌbʌɪə(ʊ)ˈtrɒfɪk//ˌbʌɪə(ʊ)ˈtrəʊfɪk/