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.]
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tropo-

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

a combining form meaning “turn, reaction,” “response,” “change,” “troposphere”: troponin.
[comb. form representing Greek trópos turn, tropḗ a turning]
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