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1. Of or relating to nutrition.
2. Ecology Of or involving the feeding habits or relationships of different organisms in a food chain or food web.
(Environmental Science) of or relating to nutrition: the trophic levels of a food chain.
[C19: from Greek trophikos, from trophē food, from trephein to feed]
troph•ic(ˈtrɒf ɪk, ˈtroʊ fɪk)
of or pertaining to nutrition; involving nutritive processes: a trophic disease.
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 -tropic); also forming adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -troph or -trophy (hypertrophic).
Relating to the feeding habits of different organisms in a food chain or web: the trophic interactions between insects and mammals. ♦ A group of organisms occupying the same position in a food chain is called a trophic level.
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|Adj.||1.||trophic - of or relating to nutrition; "a trophic level on the food chain"|
a. trófico-a, rel. a la nutrición.