noun troph·o·cyte \ˈträfəˌsīt\

Definition of trophocyte



  1. 1 :  a cell especially of the insect fat body that has a trophic function

  2. 2 :  a nutritive cell of the insect ovary or testis

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Origin and Etymology of trophocyte

International Scientific Vocabulary troph- + -cyte

First Known Use: 1898

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