trophic

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tro·phic

adjective \ˈtrō-fik\

Definition of TROPHIC

1
:  of or relating to nutrition :  nutritional <trophic disorders>
2
:  3tropic
tro·phi·cal·ly \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of TROPHIC

French trophique, from Greek trophikos, from trophē nourishment, from trephein to nourish
First Known Use: 1873

tro·phic

adjective \ˈtrō-fik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TROPHIC

1
: of or relating to nutrition : nutritional <trophic disorders>
2
3
: promoting cellular growth, differentiation, and survival <nerve growth factor is a trophic agent>
tro·phi·cal·ly \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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