Definition of trophic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    trophic

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈtrəʊfɪk//
     
    , BrE//ˈtrɒfɪk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtroʊfɪk//
     
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  1. 1relating to feeding, and to the food necessary for growth
  2. 2(of a hormone or its effect) causing the release of another hormone or other substance into the blood
  3. Word Origin late 19th cent.: from Greek trophikos, from trophē ‘nourishment’, from trephein ‘nourish’.
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