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a combining form meaning “nourishment,” used in the formation of compound words:
Also, especially before a vowel, troph-.
Origin of tropho-
combining form of Greek trophḗ nourishment, food; akin to tréphein to feed, nourish Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for tropho-


combining form
indicating nourishment or nutrition: trophozoite
Word Origin
from Greek trophē food, from trephein to feed
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Word Origin and History for tropho-

before vowels, troph-, word-forming element from comb. form of Greek trophe "nourishment" (see -trophy).

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tropho- in Medicine

tropho- or troph-
Nutrition; nutritive: trophoblast.

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