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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
-trophic, in Gk comp. relating to nutrition: -trophicus,-a,-um (adj.A); -trophus,-a,-um (adj.A) [> Gk. trophe, s.f.I, food];

- autotrophus, self-nourishing; dystrophus, with faulty nutrition; heterotrophicus, heterotrophus, eating two or more kinds of things; mesotrophicus, more or less neutral in reaction, neither acidic nor basic; monotrophicus, monotrophus, eating only one kind of thing; oligotrophus, oligotrophicus, poor in minerals, hence acid in reaction; ombrotrophus, q.v.; omnitrophicus, omnitrophus, eating everything; see dystrophus,-a,-um (adj.A), eutrophus,-a,-um (adj.A), minerotrophic.

NOTE: -trophic may also be rendered -tropic:

- ectotrophicus, ectotropicus: ectotrophic or ectotropic: ‘of a mycorrhiza: growing as a close web on the surface of the associated root: opp. endotrophic’ WIII.

- endotrophicus, endotropicus: endotrophic, endotropic: ‘of a mycorrhiza: penetrating into the associated root and ramifying between the cells; opp

 

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