Definition of -tropic in English:

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-tropic

Pronunciation: /ˈtrəʊpɪk/ /ˈtrɒpɪk/

combiningForm

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

Origin

From Greek tropē 'turn, turning'.

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