-tropous


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-tropous

suff.
Turning in a specified way or from a specified stimulus: amphitropous.

[From Greek -tropos, of turning, from tropos, changeable, from trepein, to turn; see trep- in Indo-European roots.]

-tropous

adj combining form
(Biology) indicating a turning away: anatropous.
[from Greek -tropos concerning a turn]

-tropous

a combining form meaning “turned, curved” in the direction specified by the initial element: orthotropous.
[< Greek -tropos; see -trope, -ous]