- the nutrient material, composed chiefly of secretions from the uterine glands, degenerating uterine tissue, and substances in the maternal blood, that nourishes a mammalian embryo prior to the formation of the placenta.
Origin of embryotroph
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- The nutrition of the embryo.
- The nutritive material that is supplied to the embryo of a placental mammal during development.
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