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

  3. 3 :  promoting cellular growth, differentiation, and survival

trophically

play \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of trophic

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


First Known Use: 1845


-trophic

adjective combining form tro·phic

Definition of -trophic

  1. 1a :  of, relating to, or characterized by (such) nutrition ectotrophicb :  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

\-fi-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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