trophosome

noun
troph·​o·​some | \ -ˌsōm \
plural -s

Definition of trophosome

1 : the nutritive zooids of a hydroid — compare gonosome
2 : a storage organ in an adult mermithid worm consisting of the fat-filled syncytial remains of the intestine

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First Known Use of trophosome

1864, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for trophosome

troph- + -some

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“Trophosome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trophosome. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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