hemotroph

[ 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 he·mo·trophe [hee-muh-trohf, hem-uh-, hi-mo-truh-fee] /ˈhi məˌtroʊf, ˈhɛm ə-, hɪˈmɒ trə fi/.

Origin of hemotroph

Related formshe·mo·troph·ic [hee-muh-trof-ik, -troh-fik, hem-uh-] /ˌhi məˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk, ˌhɛm ə-/, adjective
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Medicine definitions for hemotroph

hemotroph

[ hēmə-trŏf′, -trōf′ ]

n.

The nutritive materials supplied to the embryo through the placenta from the maternal bloodstream.
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