a combining form used in the formation of nouns with the general sense “nutrient matter” (embryotroph), “an organism with given nutritional requirements” (heterotroph); also forming concrete nouns corresponding to abstract nouns ending in -trophy or adjectives ending in -trophic.

Nearby words

  1. -trichous,
  2. -tripsy,
  3. -trix,
  4. -tron,
  5. -trope,
  6. -trophic,
  7. -trophy,
  8. -tropic,
  9. -tropism,
  10. -tropous

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