variants or less commonly tropophil
: physiologically adjusted to or thriving in an environment that undergoes marked periodic changes (as in temperature, soil moisture, or available light)

Word History


trop- + -philous or -phil

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tropophilous was in 1900

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“Tropophilous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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