[ em-bree-uh-trof, -trawf ]

  1. 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

From French; see origin at embryo-, hemotroph

Other words from embryotroph

  • em·bry·o·troph·ic [em-bree-uh-trof-ik, -troh-fik], /ˌɛm bri əˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk/, adjective
  • em·bry·ot·ro·phy [em-bree-o-truh-fee], /ˌɛm briˈɒ trə fi/, noun

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