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tropo-

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  1. a combining form meaning “turn,” “reaction, response,” “change,” “troposphere,” used in the formation of compound words: tropophilous.
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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
  1. indicating change or a turningtropophyte
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Word Origin

from Greek tropos a turn
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tropo- in Medicine

tropo-

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  1. Tropism:tropocollagen.
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