ectotrophic mycorrhiza

Related to ectotrophic mycorrhiza: endotrophic mycorrhiza

ectotrophic mycorrhiza

(ˌɛktəʊˈtrɒfɪk)
n
(Botany) botany a type of mycorrhiza, typical of temperate and Boreal trees, in which the fungus forms a layer on the outside of the roots of the plant. Also called: ectomycorrhiza Compare endotrophic mycorrhiza