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-tropic

 
word element [Gr.], turning toward; changing; tending to turn or change.

-tropic

A turning toward, having an affinity for. Compare: -trophic.
[G. tropē, a turning]

-tropic

word element [Gr.], turning toward; changing; tending to turn or change.

-tropia, -tropal, -tropic, -tropous

1 suffix meaning a "turn or deviation from normal": anatropic, hemitropic, stereotropic.
2 suffix meaning a "tendency to have an influence on, or be influenced by": corticotropic, pancreatropic, radiotropic.

-tropic

Suffix denoting a turning toward, having an affinity for.
Compare: -trophic
[G. tropē, a turning]

-tropic

Combining form denoting moving, turning or changing in response to the stimulus specified.

-tropic

word element. [Gr.] turning toward, changing, tending to turn or change.