trophic

adjective tro·phic \ ˈtrō-fik \

Definition of trophic

1 : of or relating to nutrition : nutritional
  • trophic disorders
2 : 3tropic
3 : promoting cellular growth, differentiation, and survival

trophically

play \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of trophic

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


-trophic

adjective combining form

Definition of -trophic

1 a : of, relating to, or characterized by (such) nutrition
  • ectotrophic
b : requiring or utilizing (such) a kind of nutrition
  • heterotrophic
2 : -tropic 2
  • gonadotrophic

Origin and Etymology of -trophic

New Latin -trophia -trophy


Medical Dictionary

trophic

adjective tro·phic \ ˈtrō-fik \

medical Definition of trophic

1 : of or relating to nutrition : nutritional
  • trophic disorders
2 : tropic
3 : promoting cellular growth, differentiation, and survival
  • nerve growth factor is a trophic agent

trophically

play \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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