troph·​o·​spon·​gia | \ -pän- \
plural -s

Definition of trophospongia

: the vascular spongy mucous membrane between the wall of the uterus and the trophoblast

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Other Words from trophospongia

trophospongial \ ¦⸗⸗¦spənjēəl , -​pän-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of trophospongia

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trophospongia

New Latin, from troph- + -spongia

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“Trophospongia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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