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-trope

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  1. a combining form meaning “one turned toward” that specified by the initial element (heliotrope); also occurring in concrete nouns that correspond to abstract nouns ending in -tropy or -tropism: allotrope.
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Origin of -trope

< Greek -tropos; see trope, tropo-
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British Dictionary definitions for -trope

-trope

n combining form
  1. indicating a turning towards, development in the direction of, or affinity toheliotrope
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Word Origin

from Greek tropos a turn
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Word Origin and History for -trope

word-forming element meaning "that which turns," from Greek tropos (see trope).

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