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  1. a combining form occurring in abstract nouns that correspond to adjectives ending in -tropic or -tropous: neurotropy.
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Also -tropism.

Origin of -tropy

< Greek -tropia. See -trope, -y3
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-tropy in Medicine


  1. The state of turning in a specified way or from a specified stimulus:thixotropy.
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