tropho-, troph-, -trophy, -trophs, -trophically, -trophic, -trophous

(Greek: food, nutrition, nourishment; development)

Don't confuse this tropho-, -trophy element with tropo-, meaning "turn, turning," etc.

trophoderm
1. The growing, active part of the trophoblast in the placental region.
2. The trophectoderm, or trophoblast, together with the vascular mesodermal layer underlying it.
trophodermatoneurosis
Cutaneous trophic changes due to neural involvement.
trophodynamics
1. The dynamics of nutrition or metabolism.
2. The branch of medical science dealing with the forces governing nutrition.
trophogenic
trophogeny
The determination of an insect's development by its feeding habits.
trophology
1. The study of the process by which animals and plants assimilate and utilize exogenous substances for synthesis of new tissue and production of energy.
2. The study of the dietary requirements of human beings and other animals in a variety of normal and pathologic conditions.
trophoneurosis
1. A trophic disorder (a functional disease of a part due to failure of nutrition from defective nerve action in the parts involved) of a part or region resulting from disease or injury to nerves enervating the area.
2. A trophic disorder, such as atrophy, hypertrophy, or a skin eruption, occurring as a consequence of disease or injury of the nerves of the part.
trophoneurotic
Of, relating to, constituting, or affected by a trophoneurosis.
trophoneurotic atrophy
Abnormalities of the skin, hair, nails, subcutaneous tissues and bone, caused by peripheral nerve lesions.
trophonosis
1. Any disease or disorder due to nutritional causes.
2. Any disease that is related to nutritional deficiencies.
trophonucleus
The nucleus that is concerned withe the nutrition of a unicellular organism and not with its reproduction.
trophopathia
trophopathy
1. Any disease caused by nutritional deficiency.
2. A disorder of nutrition; for example, a vitamin deficiency.
trophophore
1. Bringing nourishment, any one of the wandering amboid nutritive cells in a sponge which give rise to gemmules or embryos.
2. Having the function of supplying provisions or nutritional elements.
trophophoric

Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "food, nutrition, nourishment": alimento-; broma-; carno-; cibo-; esculent-; sitio-; Eating Crawling Snacks; Eating: Carnivorous-Plant "Pets"; Eating: Folivory or Leaf Eaters; Eating: Omnivorous.