Meaning of biotrophic in English:

biotrophic

adjective

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

Pronunciation

biotrophic

/ˌbʌɪə(ʊ)ˈtrɒfɪk/ /ˌbʌɪə(ʊ)ˈtrəʊfɪk/

Origin

Early 20th century (in an earlier sense). From bio- + -trophic.