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trophic

[trof-ik, troh-fik]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to nutrition; concerned in nutritive processes.
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Origin of trophic

First recorded in 1870–75, trophic is from the Greek word trophikós pertaining to food. See tropho-, -ic
Related formstroph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for trophically

trophic

adjective
  1. of or relating to nutritionthe trophic levels of a food chain
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Derived Formstrophically, adverb

Word Origin

C19: from Greek trophikos, from trophē food, from trephein to feed
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Word Origin and History for trophically

trophic

adj.

1873, from Greek trophikos, from trophe "nourishment" (see -trophy).

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trophically in Medicine

trophic

(trŏfĭk, trōfĭk)
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or characterized by nutrition.
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trophically in Science

trophic

[trŏfĭk]
  1. Relating to the feeding habits of different organisms in a food chain or web.
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