Definition of necrotroph in English:

necrotroph

noun

  • A plant parasite, especially a fungus, that feeds on dead tissue of its host.

Origin

1950s. From necro- + -troph, after necrotrophic. Compare German nekrotroph, adjective.

Pronunciation

necrotroph

/ˈnɛkrə(ʊ)trəʊf/