a combining form meaning “nourishment,” used in the formation of compound words: trophosome.
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Also especially before a vowel, troph-.
Origin of tropho-
combining form of Greek trophḗ nourishment, food; akin to tréphein to feed, nourish
Words nearby tropho-
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British Dictionary definitions for tropho-
before a vowel troph-
indicating nourishment or nutritiontrophozoite
Word Origin for tropho-
from Greek trophē food, from trephein to feed
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Medical definitions for tropho-
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