tropo-


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tropo-

or trop-
pref.
1. Turning; change: troposphere.
2. Tropism: tropotaxis.

[Greek, from tropē, turn; see trep- in Indo-European roots.]

tropo-

combining form
(Biology) indicating change or a turning: tropophyte.
[from Greek tropos a turn]

tropo-

a combining form meaning “turn, reaction,” “response,” “change,” “troposphere”: troponin.
[comb. form representing Greek trópos turn, tropḗ a turning]
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Entonces, en lugar del simbolo, Fernandez ofrece la "metafora" -o mas ampliamente, el tropo-: que involucra "la predicacion de un signo-imagen sobre un tema incoado" (Opus cit., 1986: 31).