- of or relating to nutrition; concerned in nutritive processes.
Origin of trophic
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- of or relating to nutritionthe trophic levels of a food chain
C19: from Greek trophikos, from trophē food, from trephein to feed
Word Origin and History for trophically
1873, from Greek trophikos, from trophe "nourishment" (see -trophy).
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- Of, relating to, or characterized by nutrition.
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- Relating to the feeding habits of different organisms in a food chain or web.
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