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Nutrition; nutritive: trophoblast.
[Greek, from trophē, from trephein, to nourish.]
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tropho-or before a vowel
indicating nourishment or nutrition: trophozoite.
[from Greek trophē food, from trephein to feed]
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a combining form meaning “nourishment”: trophosome. Also, esp. before a vowel,troph-.
[comb. form of Greek trophḗ nourishment, food; akin to tréphein to feed, nourish]
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