Trophic Troph"ic, a. [Gr. ? nursing. See {Trophi}.] (Physiol.) Of or connected with nutrition; nitritional; nourishing; as, the so-called trophic nerves, which have a direct influence on nutrition. [1913 Webster]

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  • Trophic — can refer to: * Trophic level * Trophic egg * Trophic hormone …   Wikipedia

  • trophic — (adj.) 1873, from Gk. trophikos, from trophe nourishment (see TROPHY (Cf. trophy)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • -trophic — [träf′ik, trō′fik] combining form forming adjectives of or relating to a (specified) kind of nutrition …   English World dictionary

  • trophic — [träf′ik] adj. [Gr trophikos < trophē, food < trephein, to feed < IE base * dherebh , to coagulate > Gr thrombos, a clot] of nutrition; having to do with the processes of nutrition …   English World dictionary

  • trophic — 1. Relating to or dependent upon nutrition. 2. Resulting from interruption of nerve supply. [G. trophe, nourishment] * * * tro·phic trō fik adj 1) of or relating to nutrition: NUTRITIONAL <trophic disorders> 2) TROPIC 3) promoting cellular… …   Medical dictionary

  • trophic — adjective Etymology: French trophique, from Greek trophikos, from trophē nourishment, from trephein to nourish Date: 1873 1. of or relating to nutrition ; nutritional < trophic disorders > 2. tropic III • trophically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • -trophic — a combining form with the meanings having nutritional habits or requirements of the kind specified by the initial element (autotrophic), affecting the activity of, maintaining that specified (gonadotrophic) (in this sense often interchangeable… …   Universalium

  • -trophic — aff. a combining form with the meanings “deriving nourishment” from the source or in the manner specified (autotrophic; eutrophic), “affecting the activity of, maintaining” that specified (thyrotrophic) (in this sense often interchangeable with… …   From formal English to slang

  • trophic — troph•ic [[t]ˈtrɒf ɪk, ˈtroʊ fɪk[/t]] adj. nut of or pertaining to nutrition; involving nutritive processes: a trophic disease[/ex] • Etymology: 1870–75; < Gk trophikós pertaining to food. See tropho , ic troph′i•cal•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • trophic — adj. of or concerned with nutrition (trophic nerves). Etymology: Gk trophikos f. trophe nourishment f. trepho nourish …   Useful english dictionary

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