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[hee-muh-trof, -trohf, hem-uh-] /ˈhi məˌtrɒf, -ˌtroʊf, ˈhɛm ə-/
noun, Embryology.
the material from the maternal bloodstream and placenta that nourishes a mammalian embryo.
Also, hemotrophe
[hee-muh-trohf, hem-uh-, hi-mo-truh-fee] /ˈhi məˌtroʊf, ˈhɛm ə-, hɪˈmɒ trə fi/ (Show IPA)
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[hee-muh-trof-ik, -troh-fik, hem-uh-] /ˌhi məˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk, ˌhɛm ə-/ (Show IPA),
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hemotroph in Medicine

hemotroph he·mo·troph (hē'mə-trŏf', -trōf')
The nutritive materials supplied to the embryo through the placenta from the maternal bloodstream.

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