bitrophic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bi- +‎ -trophic

Adjective[edit]

bitrophic (not comparable)

  1. Misspelling of biotrophic.
  2. Describing a parasite that feeds on another parasite
    • 2015 August 14, “Aphid Parasitoid Mothers Don't Always Know Best through the Whole Host Selection Process”, in PLOS ONE[1], DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0135661:
      Instead, most experiments have ignored the role played by the first trophic level (i.e. the plant) and focused on preference and performance by parasitoids in a bitrophic system (for review, see [8 ,15 ]).

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