|a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.|
|a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.|
|—n combining form|
|indicating a certain type of nourishment or growth: dystrophy|
|[from Greek -trophia, from trophē nourishment]|
|—adj combining form|
trophic troph·ic (trŏf'ĭk, trō'fĭk)
Of, relating to, or characterized by nutrition.
Of, relating to, or characterized by a specified kind of nutrition: organotrophic.
|trophic (trŏf'ĭk) Pronunciation Key
Relating to the feeding habits of different organisms in a food chain or web.