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 History of this Word

"trophy" is from "trephein" (to nourish) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
autotrophy
lipoatrophy
neurotrophy
pedotrophy

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-trophy" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates growth or nutrition. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-trophy illustration This hypertrophy can in theory be connected to diseases of aging.
-trophy illustration He's glad he can help those who suffer from muscular dystrophy.