1. variant of tropho- before a vowel: trophallaxis.

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  1. 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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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