trophic

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adjective tro·phic \ˈtrō-fik\

Definition of trophic

  1. 1 :  of or relating to nutrition :  nutritional <trophic disorders>

  2. 2 :  3tropic

trophically

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Origin and Etymology of trophic

French trophique, from Greek trophikos, from trophē nourishment, from trephein to nourish


First Known Use: 1873


-trophic

adjective combining form tro·phic

Definition of -trophic

  1. 1a :  of, relating to, or characterized by (such) nutrition <ectotrophic>b :  requiring or utilizing (such) a kind of nutrition <heterotrophic>

  2. 2 :  -tropic 2 <gonadotrophic>

Origin and Etymology of -trophic

New Latin -trophia -trophy


Medical Dictionary

trophic

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adjective tro·phic \ˈtrō-fik\

Medical Definition of trophic

  1. 1:  of or relating to nutrition :  nutritional <trophic disorders>

  2. 2:  tropic

  3. 3:  promoting cellular growth, differentiation, and survival <nerve growth factor is a trophic agent>

trophically

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