Definitions

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  • n. A parasitoid that ultimately kills its host.

Etymologies

necro- + -troph (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • When treated as a form of parasitism, the term necrotroph is sometimes (though rarely) used.

    Les Jones

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  • A necrotroph is a plant parasite, esp. a fungus, that feeds on dead tissue of its host (OED).

    January 30, 2012