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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • suffix Turning or changing in a specified way or in response to a specified stimulus: heliotropic.
  • suffix Affecting or attracted to something specified: gonadotropic.

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  • suffix turning or changing
  • suffix affecting or attracted to the thing specified

Etymologies

From Greek trop─ô, a turning; see tropic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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