Trophic – Friday’s Word of the Day Haiku

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Happy Friday! Today’s Dictionary.com Word of the Day is Trophic. I don’t think I have ever heard this word before. Though I am familiar with trophic levels as they relate to the steps in the food chain. So it is likely that may have seen it in the course of my biology studies. At any rate, it is an adjective.

The Oxford Dictionary defines Trophic as:
1
Relating to feeding and nutrition.

1.1Physiology (Of a hormone or its effect) stimulating the activity of another endocrinegland.

Origin
Late 19th century: from Greek trophikos, from trophē ‘nourishment’, from trephein ‘nourish’.

The definition above tests the limits of my left brain! When I set about to research the word, the term, trophic “levels” kept coming up, complete with PICTURES. Now THIS, I can wrap my right-skewed brain around. Thank goodness! Or I might never have been able to wrangle a haiku out of the word. I give you then… Trophic in Haiku…with pictures. 🙂

food-chain-levels

Breaking the Food Chain

Human consumers
top food chain trophic levels
unless they’re vegan.

kat ~ 13 May 2016


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