trophonema

noun troph·o·ne·ma \ˌträfəˈnēmə\

Definition of trophonema

plural

trophonemata

\-ˈnēmətə -ˈnem-\
  1. :  one of the glandular filaments that develop from the inner uterine surface in viviparous elasmobranchs and secrete a nutritive fluid for the embryo

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Origin and Etymology of trophonema

New Latin, from troph- + -nema


First Known Use: 1891


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