Definition of mycotrophic in English:

mycotrophic

Syllabification: my·co·troph·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌmīkəˈträfik
 
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adjective

Botany
(Of a plant) living in association with a mycorrhiza or another fungus that appears to improve the uptake of nutrients.
More example sentences
  • Preliminary studies demonstrated that broomsedge is a highly mycotrophic species.
  • They increase soil organic content, improve microclimatic conditions and enhance the distribution of mycotrophic species.
  • Without mycotrophic host plants present on the site to colonize, airborne spores of indigenous mycorrhizae are unable to persist.

Origin

1920s: from myco- 'of fungi' + Greek trophē 'nourishment'.

Derivatives

mycotrophy

Pronunciation: /mīˈkätrəfē/
noun
More example sentences
  • The colonization is a specialized form of mycotrophy which enable the plants to survive in poor soils.
  • The study results suggest that mycotrophy is favoured by increasing soil organic matter and avoiding heavy fertilization.
  • Research showed that the mycotrophy of Scots pine, planted in soil degraded by air pollution, may be considerably improved by planting seedlings with a properly developed ectomycorrhiza.

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