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
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:
- 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of trophocyte
International Scientific Vocabulary troph- + -cyte
First Known Use: 1898
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up trophocyte? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).