histotrophe

noun
his·​to·​trophe
variants: or histotroph \ ˈhis-​tə-​ˌträf, -​ˌtrȯf How to pronounce histotroph (audio) \

Medical Definition of histotrophe

: all materials supplied for nutrition of the embryo in viviparous animals from sources other than the maternal bloodstream — compare embryotrophe, hemotrophe

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“Histotrophe.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/histotrophe. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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