Definition of tropis in English:

tropis

noun

Zoology
  • In certain nematodes: a tooth-like process or ridge located on the internal ventral surface of the cephalic capsule.

Origin

Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From ancient Greek τρόπις keel from an ablaut variant ( o -grade) of the base of τρέπειν to turn + -ις.

Pronunciation

tropis

/ˈtrəʊpɪs/