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troph-




var. of tropho- before a vowel: trophallaxis.

-troph




a combining form used in the formation of nouns with the general sense “nutrient matter” (embryotroph), “an organism with given nutritional requirements” (heterotroph); also forming concrete nouns corresponding to abstract nouns ending in -trophy or adjectives ending in -trophic.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

tropeolintrophaeum

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