Origin of trophic
French trophique, from Greek trophikos, from trophē nourishment, from trephein to nourish
First Known Use: 1873
Definition of -trophic
1a : of, relating to, or characterized by (such) nutrition <ectotrophic>b : requiring or utilizing (such) a kind of nutrition <heterotrophic>
2 : -tropic 2 <gonadotrophic>
Origin of -trophic
New Latin -trophia -trophy
Medical Definition of -trophic
1: of, relating to, or characterized by (such) nutrition or growth <hypertrophic>
2: -tropic <lipotrophic>
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