troph·​ism | \ˈträˌfizəm\
plural -s

Definition of trophism 

: fundamental nutrition involving the actual metabolic exchanges of the tissues

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First Known Use of trophism

1872, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trophism

International Scientific Vocabulary troph- + -ism

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