tropho-


Also found in: Medical.

tropho-

or troph-
pref.
Nutrition; nutritive: trophoblast.

[Greek, from trophē, from trephein, to nourish.]

tropho-

or before a vowel

troph-

combining form
indicating nourishment or nutrition: trophozoite.
[from Greek trophē food, from trephein to feed]

tropho-

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]