Meaning of trophic

troph•ic

Pronunciation: (trof'ik, trō'fik), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to nutrition; concerned in nutritive processes.

-trophic

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form with the meanings “having nutritional habits or requirements” of the kind specified by the initial element (autotrophic), “affecting the activity of, maintaining” that specified (gonadotrophic) (in this sense often interchangeable with); also forming adjectives corresponding to nouns ending inor(hypertrophic).
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