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-trophic

Syllabification: -trophic

Definition of -trophic in English:

combiningForm

1Relating to nutrition: oligotrophic
2Relating to maintenance or regulation of a bodily organ or function, especially by a hormone: gonadotrophic

Origin

from Greek trophikos, from trophē 'nourishment'.

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