tropo-, trop-, -tropal, -trope(s), -tropic, -tropism, -tropia, -tropous, -tropy, trep-
(Greek: bend, curve, turn, a turning; response to stimulus)
Don't confuse this tropo-, -tropy element with tropho-, meaning "food, nourishment, nutrition".
2. The tropism (movement) of an organism in response to the source of a light stimulus.
3. The change of color produced in a substance by the action of light.
A mother is yelling at her daughter, to get down from a tree and the daughter says to her companion, "She doesn't believe kids should manipulate a plant's natural phototropism to create organic arboreal habitats."
2. In physical chemistry, a structural property that causes certain gels to liquefy when subjected to vibratory forces; such as, ultrasonic waves or even simple shaking, then to solidify again when left standing.
3. The property of certain gels of becoming less viscous when shaken or subjected to shearing forces and returning to the original viscosity upon standing.
Viscosity refers to the property of a fluid or semi-fluid that causes it to resist flowing as a thick and sticky consistency or quality.4. Etymology: from Greek thigma, thixis, "touch" plus trope, "turning".
Thixotropy literally means, "turning through touch".
2. A memento that symbolizes victory or success; for example, the head of an animal killed during a hunting expedition or something taken from an enemy killed in battle.
3. Something that symbolizes a personal victory or achievement.
4. In ancient Greece or Rome, a victory memorial in a public place or near a battlefield, originally a display of enemy weapons.
5. A representation of a Greek or Roman battle trophy; such as, on a commemorative medal, plaque, or monument.
6. A decorative casting or carving showing weapons or armor on a square or circular base.
7. Etymology: a trophy is something awarded to commemorate an enemy's "turning round" and running away.
From French trophee and Latin trophaeum from Greek tropaion, "monument to the enemy's defeat".
2. Each of two corresponding circles on the celestial sphere where the sun appears to turn after reaching its greatest declination, marking the northern and southern limits of the ecliptic.
3. Etymology: from Middle English tropik, from Old French tropique, from Late Latin tropicus, from Latin, tropicus, "pertaining to a turn", from Greek tropikos, "of or pertaining to a turn" or "change of a turn".
2. In astronomy, the Goat, a zodiacal constellation between Sagittarius and Aquarius.