Definition of trop

 (Entry 1 of 2)

variants: or tropo-

Definition of trop- (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : turn : turning : change troposphere
2 : tropism tropic

History and Etymology for trop

Combining form

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek tropos

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