-trophy

-trophy

a combining form used in the formation of nouns with the general senses “nourishment, feeding” (mycotrophy ), “growth” (hypertrophy ); also forming abstract nouns corresponding to adjectives ending in -trophic.

Origin:
< Greek -trophia nutrition, equivalent to troph() food + -ia -y3

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-trophy
 
n combining form
indicating a certain type of nourishment or growth: dystrophy
 
[from Greek -trophia, from trophē nourishment]
 
-trophic
 
adj combining form

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-trophy
comb. form meaning "food, nourishment," from Gk. trophe "food, nourishment," related to trephein "to make solid, congeal, thicken."
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-trophy suff.
Nutrition; growth: hypertrophy.

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