: marked by retention of eggs within the mother until the larvae are hatched and nourished by special nutritive organs in the uterus
used of a form of ovoviviparous development in certain dipterous insects

Word History


aden- + -trophic

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adenotrophic was in 1936

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“Adenotrophic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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