adjective ac·ro·troph·ic \¦a-krō-¦trä-fik, -¦trō-\

Definition of acrotrophic

  1. :  having nutritive cells grouped at the apex of the follicular tube —used of the ovariole of certain insects — compare polytrophic

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Origin and Etymology of acrotrophic

acr- + -trophic

First Known Use: 1925

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