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troph·ic

 (trŏf′ĭk, trō′fĭk)
adj.
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.
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trophic

(ˈtrɒfɪk)
adj
(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]
ˈtrophically adv
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troph•ic

(ˈtrɒf ɪk, ˈtroʊ fɪk)

adj.
of or pertaining to nutrition; involving nutritive processes: a trophic disease.
[1870–75; < Greek trophikós pertaining to food. See tropho-, -ic]
troph′i•cal•ly, adv.

-trophic

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).
[see trophic]
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troph·ic

(trŏf′ĭk)
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 nutritiontrophic - of or relating to nutrition; "a trophic level on the food chain"
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Translations

troph·ic

a. trófico-a, rel. a la nutrición.
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In the present work, we studied the composition of soil in 10 nematofauna wine stations to determine the end of generic and trophic diversity of terrestrial pests and explain the influence of some physicochemical soil factors on these nematode fluctuations.
Elton (1927) argued that the general constraint on food chain length may be largely related to the loss of energy in successive trophic levels due to low conversion efficiency in consumer species.
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