adenotrophic

adjective ad·e·no·troph·ic \ˌa-də-nˌō-¦trä-fik, ə-¦de-nə-, -¦trō-\

Definition of adenotrophic

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of adenotrophic

aden- + -trophic


First Known Use: 1936


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