[par-uh-troop] /ˈpær əˌtrup/
of or relating to a or a parachute unit:
[par-uh-troo-per] /ˈpær əˌtru pər/ noun 1. a member of a military infantry unit trained to attack or land in combat areas by parachuting from airplanes. n. 1941, from parachute + trooper. The collective noun paratroops is first recorded 1940. Earliest reference is to the German invaders who were expected to drop on England.
[par-uh-troop] /ˈpær əˌtrup/ adjective 1. of or relating to a or a parachute unit: paratroop boots. noun 2. . /ˈpærəˌtruːps/ plural noun 1. troops trained and equipped to be dropped by parachute into a battle area Also called paratroopers, parachute troops n. 1940, from parachute + plural of troop (n.).
[par-uh-trof-ik, -troh-fik] /ˌpær əˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk/ adjective 1. obtaining nourishment from living organic matter; parasitic. paratrophic par·a·troph·ic (pār’ə-trŏf’ĭk, -trō’fĭk) adj. Deriving sustenance from living organic material.
[par-uh-too-bur-kyuh-loh-sis, -tyoo-] /ˌpær ə tʊˌbɜr kyəˈloʊ sɪs, -tyʊ-/ noun, Veterinary Pathology. 1. .