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.

Plants and other organisms that use photosynthesis are photolithoautotrophs
An organism that uses light for its energy needs.
1. Wasting of the gray matter of the nervous system.
2. Any degenerative disease of gray matter in the central nervous system.
A mutant organism that requires several nutrients that are not required by the wild type organism.
A condition characterized by the presence of many congenital anomalies of the connective tissues.
1. A reference to obtaining nourishment from a variety of organic material; such as, certain bacteria.
2. Exhibiting an attraction, trophism, for multiple organs; usually used for a virus which affects multiple organ systems.
1. A microorganism that has the same nutritional requirements as the parent organism.
2. A bacterial strain that has the same nutritional requirements as the wild-type strain from which it was derived.
3. An organism or cell capable of synthesizing all of its metabolites from inorganic material, requiring no organic nutrients.
1. Denoting the ability to undertake anabolism or to obtain nourishment from a single source, as with iron, sulfur, or nitrifying bacteria or photosynthesizing plants.
2. Certain bacteria requiring only inorganic substances for growth.
3. Certain microorganisms requiring no specific nutriments for growth.
4. Bacteria with the same nutritional requirements as that of the normal wild type.
Descriptive reference to an increase in the size of a bodily organ, or part of an organ, resulting from fatty or fibrous tissue.
renotrophic, renotropic
Relating to any agent influencing the growth or nutrition of the kidney or to the action of such an agent.
senile atrophy
Wasting of tissues and organs with advancing age from decreased catabolic or anabolic processes, at times due to endocrine changes, decreased use, or ischemia.
State of mutual dependence, with reference to food supply, of organs or cells of a plant or an animal.
1. Atrophy of the hair-growing parts.
2. Atrophy of the hair bulbs, with brittleness, splitting, and the falling out of hair.

Atrophy is the wasting away, deterioration, or diminution resulting from disease, injury, or lack of use.

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.