[ trof-uh-sohm, troh-fuh- ]
/ ˈtrɒf əˌsoʊm, ˈtroʊ fə- /
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.
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Examples from the Web for trophosome
The polyp-individuals form the nutritive siphosome or trophosome.
The trophosome consists of a mass of coenosarcal tubes anastomosing in all planes.