tropho

tropho-

a combining form meaning “nourishment,” used in the formation of compound words: trophosome.
Also, especially before a vowel, troph-.


Origin:
combining form of Greek trophḗ nourishment, food; akin to tréphein to feed, nourish

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tropho- or (before a vowel) troph-
 
combining form
indicating nourishment or nutrition: trophozoite
 
[from Greek trophē food, from trephein to feed]
 
troph- or (before a vowel) troph-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek trophē food, from trephein to feed]

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tropho- or troph-
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Nutrition; nutritive: trophoblast.

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