Definition of necrotrophic in English:

necrotrophic

adjective

  • Of a plant parasite: feeding on dead tissue.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Phytopathology. From necro- + -trophic, after German Nekrotrophie.

Pronunciation

necrotrophic

/ˌnɛkrə(ʊ)ˈtrɒfɪk//ˌnɛkrə(ʊ)ˈtrəʊfɪk/