a combining form meaning “turn,” “reaction, response,” “change,” “troposphere,” used in the formation of compound words: tropophilous.
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-
indicating change or a turningtropophyte
Word Origin for tropo-
from Greek tropos a turn
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Medicine definitions for tropo-
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