tropo-


a combining form meaning “turn,” “reaction, response,” “change,” “troposphere,” used in the formation of compound words: tropophilous.

Nearby words

  1. tropics,
  2. tropine,
  3. tropism,
  4. tropismatic,
  5. tropistic,
  6. tropocollagen,
  7. tropologic,
  8. tropology,
  9. tropomyosin,
  10. troponin

Also especially before a vowel, trop-.


Origin of tropo-

combining form representing Greek trópos turn, tropḗ a turning

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British Dictionary definitions for tropo-

tropo-

combining form

indicating change or a turningtropophyte

Word Origin for tropo-

from Greek tropos a turn

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Medicine definitions for tropo-

tropo-

pref.

Tropism:tropocollagen.

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