Definition of -tropic in English:


Pronunciation: /ˈtrəʊpɪk, ˈtrɒpɪk/

combining form

  • 1Turning towards: heliotropic
  • 2Affecting: psychotropic
  • 3(Especially in names of hormones) equivalent to -trophic.


from Greek tropē 'turn, turning'.

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