necrotrophic

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Etymology[edit]

necro- (dead) +‎ -trophic (suffix denoting mode of nutrition)

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necrotrophic (comparative more necrotrophic, superlative most necrotrophic)

  1. (biology) Describing a parasite that kills its host, then feeds on the dead matter.

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