trophophore

noun troph·o·phore \ˈträfəˌfō(ə)r\

Definition of trophophore

plural

-s

  1. :  one of the amoeboid cells that give rise to gemmules in a sponge

trophophorous

\trōˈfäf(ə)rəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of trophophore

troph- + -phore


First Known Use: 1885


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