[ em-bree-uh-trof, -trawf ]
/ ˈɛm bri əˌtrɒf, -ˌtrɔf /
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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM embryotrophem·bry·o·troph·ic [em-bree-uh-trof-ik, -troh-fik] /ˌɛm bri əˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk/, adjectiveem·bry·ot·ro·phy [em-bree-o-truh-fee] /ˌɛm briˈɒ trə fi/, noun
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Medical definitions for embryotrophy (1 of 2)
[ ĕm′brē-ŏt′rə-fē ]
The nutrition of the embryo.
Medical definitions for embryotrophy (2 of 2)
[ ĕm′brē-ə-trŏf′, trōf′ ]
The nutritive material that is supplied to the embryo of a placental mammal during development.
Other words from embryotrophem′bry•o•troph′ic (-trŏf′ĭk, -trō′fĭk) adj.
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