-tropy


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-tropy

suff.
The state of turning in a specified way or from a specified stimulus: thixotropy.

[Greek -tropiā, from -tropos, -tropous.]

-tropy

or

-tropism,

a combining form occurring in abstract nouns that correspond to adjectives ending in -tropic or -tropous: isotropy.
[< Greek -tropia. See -trope, -y3]