trophosome

noun

troph·​o·​some
-ˌsōm
plural -s
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

Word History

Etymology

troph- + -some

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of trophosome was in 1864

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“Trophosome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trophosome. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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