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

combining form of Greek trophḗ nourishment, food; akin to tréphein to feed, nourish Unabridged
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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-
Nutrition; nutritive: trophoblast.

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