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trophic

[trof-ik, troh-fik] /ˈtrɒf ɪk, ˈtroʊ fɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to nutrition; concerned in nutritive processes.
Origin of trophic
1870-1875
First recorded in 1870-75, trophic is from the Greek word trophikós pertaining to food. See tropho-, -ic
Related forms
trophically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for trophically

trophic

/ˈtrɒfɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to nutrition: the trophic levels of a food chain
Derived Forms
trophically, 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 troph·ic (trŏf'ĭk, trō'fĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or characterized by nutrition.

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trophically in Science
trophic
  (trŏf'ĭk)   
Relating to the feeding habits of different organisms in a food chain or web.
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