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A trophic influence or condition.
Synonym(s): trophism (1)
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An older term for the innate mechanisms operational in an organism—i.e., its physiology—by which it replenishes depleted nutrients (i.e., homeostasis).

Modern equivalents of the term trophicity would depend on context, they might include physiology, homeostasis, nutrition and trophism.
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During surgery the trophicity of the skin flaps was thoroughly assessed and deemed suitable for initiating intraoperative expansion of the device (up to 30% of its rated volume).
and Fagus sylvatica L., 650 m altitude, low productivity and moder humus, low trophicity, little available water, pH 4.0-5.5 (Pauca-Comanescu et al.
Mood is about trophicity, about energy metabolism and cellular growth, reacting to a favourable, stimulating environment by activity and expansion, or to an unfavourable, deprived environment by inactivity and retraction.
Sediment accumulation during the BO and AT was strongly influenced by climatic (increase or decrease in aridization) and lithologic (leaching of the catchment area sediments) factors, as well as by the development of water reservoirs, revealed in the increase in their trophicity (Vlasov 2004a, pp.
* trophicity, elasticity, excitability and contractility by synchronizing the motor units etc.;
The tonicity and trophicity muscular level is increased and due to specialised offorts, red muscular fibers are developing, but with a powerful capacity of contraction, on the background of motric specific force quality requested.
The muscles are affected by retrogressive processes, which reduce trophicity and muscle elasticity.