a combining form meaning “turned, curved” in the direction specified by the initial element: anatropous.

Origin of -tropous

From the Greek suffix -tropos pertaining to a turn
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British Dictionary definitions for -tropous


adj combining form

indicating a turning awayanatropous

Word Origin for -tropous

from Greek -tropos concerning a turn
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