-tropy

-tropy

a combining form occurring in abstract nouns that correspond to adjectives ending in -tropic, or -tropous:, neurotropy.
Also, -tropism.


Origin:
< Greek -tropia. See -trope, -y3

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-tropism or -tropy
 
n combining form
indicating a tendency to turn or develop in response to a certain stimulus: phototropism
 
[from Greek tropos a turn]
 
-tropy or -tropy
 
n combining form
 
[from Greek tropos a turn]

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-tropy suff.
The state of turning in a specified way or from a specified stimulus: thixotropy.

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