[Gr. trophikos, pert. to nourishment, fr. trophē, food]
Suffixes meaning having the nutritional needs of (specified by the first element). This suffix is frequently confused with -tropic.
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Venes, Donald, editor. "-trophic, -trophous." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/743689/all/_trophic___trophous.
-trophic, -trophous. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/743689/all/_trophic___trophous. Accessed December 11, 2019.
-trophic, -trophous. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/743689/all/_trophic___trophous
-trophic, -trophous [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 December 11]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/743689/all/_trophic___trophous.
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