trophocyte

noun
troph·​o·​cyte | \ ˈträfəˌsīt \
plural -s

Definition of trophocyte

1 : a cell especially of the insect fat body that has a trophic function
2 : a nutritive cell of the insect ovary or testis

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First Known Use of trophocyte

1898, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for trophocyte

International Scientific Vocabulary troph- + -cyte

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“Trophocyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trophocyte. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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