hemotroph

hemotroph

[hee-muh-trof, -trohf, hem-uh-]
noun Embryology.
the material from the maternal bloodstream and placenta that nourishes a mammalian embryo.
Also, hemotrophe [hee-muh-trohf, hem-uh-, hi-mo-truh-fee] .


Origin:
hemo- + -troph

hemotrophic [hee-muh-trof-ik, -troh-fik, hem-uh-] , adjective
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hemotroph he·mo·troph (hē'mə-trŏf', -trōf')
n.
The nutritive materials supplied to the embryo through the placenta from the maternal bloodstream.

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