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trooper a mounted cavalry soldier. [2 definitions]
troops members of the military; soldiers.
troopship a vessel for transporting military troops.
trope any literary or rhetorical device, such as a metaphor, that uses words in a sense different from their literal meanings; figure of speech.
trophic of or relating to nutrition or nutritive processes.
trophoblast an outer layer of cells by which the fertilized ovum attaches to the uterine wall, and through which the embryo receives nourishment.
trophoplasm a type of protoplasm that provides nourishment to a cell.
-trophy nutrition or growth.
trophy something serving as a token or memento of victory, excellence, or the like; award. [2 definitions]
-tropic turning or changing in (such) a way or in response to (such) a stimulus. [2 definitions]
tropic either of the two imaginary circles around the earth defined by the sun's farthest apparent seasonal movement northward and southward in the sky. The northern circle, called the Tropic of Cancer, lies at latitude 2327′ north and the southern circle, the Tropic of Capricorn, lies at 2327′ south. [3 definitions]
tropical of, concerning, characteristic of, or occurring in the tropics. [2 definitions]
tropical cyclone a storm originating usu. over tropical seas, characterized by very low barometric pressure, great size, and hurricane-force winds swirling about a calm eye.
tropical fish any of various small or brightly colored fishes that are native to tropical waters, esp. those kept and bred in aquariums.
tropical maritime a warm, wet air mass originating over tropical oceans.
tropical storm a tropical cyclone with winds from 39 to 73 miles per hour, the stage below a hurricane in strength.
Tropical Zone see "Torrid Zone."
tropic bird a tropical seabird characterized by white plumage, black markings, and a pair of very long tail feathers.
Tropic of Cancer an imaginary line around the earth parallel to the equator and about twenty-three degrees north of it, representing the northernmost latitude at which the sun is ever directly overhead.
Tropic of Capricorn an imaginary line around the earth parallel to the equator and about twenty-three degrees south of it, representing the southernmost latitude at which the sun is ever directly overhead.
-tropism an organism's attraction to, or repulsion from, a stimulus.