acrotrophic

adjective
ac·​ro·​troph·​ic | \ ¦a-krō-¦trä-fik, -¦trō- \

Definition of acrotrophic

: having nutritive cells grouped at the apex of the follicular tube used of the ovariole of certain insects — compare polytrophic

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First Known Use of acrotrophic

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acrotrophic

acr- + -trophic

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“Acrotrophic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acrotrophic. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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