Associations to the word «Tropic»


TROPIC, noun. Either of the two parallels of latitude 23°27′north and south of the equator; the farthest points at which the sun can be directly overhead; the boundaries of the torrid zone or tropics.
TROPIC, adjective. Of, or relating to the tropics; tropical.
TROPIC, adjective. (weather, climate) hot and humid.
TROPIC, adjective. (biochemistry) (noncomparative) Having the quality of indirectly inducing a biological or chemical change in a system or substrate.
TROPIC, noun. Alternative form of tropic (one of two specific lines of latitude that divide the Northern and Southern hemispheres, respectively; the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn).
TROPIC ACID, noun. (organic compound) 3-hydroxy-2-phenylpropanoic acid, a laboratory reagent used in the chemical synthesis of atropine and hyoscyamine.
TROPIC HORMONE, noun. (biochemistry) A hormone that regulates the activity of the endocrine glands
TROPIC OF CANCER, proper noun. (geography) The parallel of latitude 23°30′north of the equator, marking the northern boundary of the tropics; the sun is directly overhead at the summer solstice.
TROPIC OF CAPRICORN, proper noun. (geography) The parallel of latitude 23°30′south of the equator, marking the southern boundary of the tropics; the sun is directly overhead at the winter solstice.

Dictionary definition

TROPIC, noun. Either of two parallels of latitude about 23.5 degrees to the north and south of the equator representing the points farthest north and south at which the sun can shine directly overhead and constituting the boundaries of the Torrid Zone or tropics.
TROPIC, adjective. Relating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator); "tropical islands"; "tropical fruit".
TROPIC, adjective. Of weather or climate; hot and humid as in the tropics; "tropical weather".

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