a combining form meaning “turn,” “reaction, response,” “change,” “troposphere,” used in the formation of compound words: tropophilous.
Also, especially before a vowel, trop-.

combining form representing Greek trópos turn, tropḗ a turning Unabridged
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combining form
indicating change or a turning: tropophyte
[from Greek tropos a turn]

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tropo- or trop-
Tropism: tropocollagen.

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