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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Their role appears to be clear and unequivocal, interacting in a straight forward manner with gallers only (trophically), although parasitoids can end up using the gall as a refuge in the process as well.
Vertebrate diets derived from trophically transmitted fish parasites in the Bothnian Bay.
Furthermore, ecosystem modeling suggests that trophic interactions can magnify the direct impacts of ocean acidification on sensitive species by indirectly affecting species to which they are trophically linked (Busch et al.
Additionally, RGC are trophically dependent on BDNF with BDNF strongly expressed in the superior colliculus [63, 64] and transported retrogradely by RGC axons to ganglion cell bodies in the retina during both development and into adult life [65-69].
This also resulted in significant differences in the average masses of trophically linked herbivore and autotroph taxa for respective systems (Fig.
Stephens, "Feeding specialization in Herichthys minckleyi: A trophically polymorphic fish," Journal of Fish Biology, vol.
Sayanova, "Heterotrophic production of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids by trophically converted marine diatom phaeodactylum tricornutum," Marine Drugs, vol.
Relative abundance of near-shore zooplankton identified per a) zooplankton groups and b) selected numerically dominant zooplankton species that could be the most trophically relevant zooplankton species from the Islas Marias Archipelago recorded during November 2010.
This change in foraging may increase or decrease a host's exposure to trophically transmitted contaminants such as Hg.
Morphometrics and allometry in the trophically polymorphic cichlid fish, Cichlasoma citrinellum: alternative adaptations and ontogenetic changes in shape.