embryotroph

embryotroph

[em-bree-uh-trof, -trawf]
noun Embryology.
the nutrient material, composed chiefly of secretions from the uterine glands, degenerating uterine tissue, and substances in the maternal blood, that nourishes a mammalian embryo prior to the formation of the placenta.
Compare hemotroph.


Origin:
< French; see embryo-, hemotroph

embryotrophic [em-bree-uh-trof-ik, -troh-fik] , adjective
embryotrophy [em-bree-o-truh-fee] , noun
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embryotroph em·bry·o·troph (ěm'brē-ə-trŏf', trōf')
n.
The nutritive material that is supplied the embryo of a placental mammal during development.


em'bry·o·troph'ic (-trŏf'ĭk, -trō'fĭk) adj.
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