- an organ in deep-sea tube worms that is colonized by bacteria supplying the host worm with food and energy.
- a similar organ in other marine worms.
Origin of trophosome
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The polyp-individuals form the nutritive siphosome or trophosome.
The trophosome consists of a mass of coenosarcal tubes anastomosing in all planes.