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-trophy

1.
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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British Dictionary definitions for -trophy

-trophy

combining form
1.
indicating a certain type of nourishment or growth: dystrophy
Derived Forms
-trophic, combining_form:in_adjective
Word Origin
from Greek -trophia, from trophē nourishment
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Word Origin and History for -trophy

word-forming element meaning "food, nourishment," from Greek trophe "food, nourishment," related to trephein "make thrive, nourish, rear; to make solid, congeal, thicken."

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-trophy in Medicine

-trophy suff.
Nutrition; growth: hypertrophy.

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