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



    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 Originlate 19th cent.: from Greek trophikos, from trophē ‘nourishment’, from trephein ‘nourish’.
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