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trophic

See also: -trophic

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek τροφικός (trophikós, pertaining to food or nourishment), from τροφή (trophḗ, food).

AdjectiveEdit

trophic (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to nutrition
  2. (ecology) Describing the relationships between the feeding habits of organisms in a food chain
  3. (physiology) Of or pertaining to growth

Usage notesEdit

In physiological sense, not to be confused with similar-sounding tropic – the words and concepts are unrelated.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Trophic vs. Tropic”, Werner Steinberg, JAMA, May 3, 1952, 149(1), p. 82, doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930180084027.