embryotroph


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Related to embryotroph: heterotroph

embryotroph

 [em´bre-o-trōf″]
the total nutriment (histotroph and hemotroph) made available to the embryo.

em·bry·o·troph

(em'brē-ō-trōf'),
1. Nutritive material supplied to the embryo during development. Compare: hemotroph, histotroph.
2. In the implantation stages of deciduate placental mammals, such as humans, fluid adjacent to the blastocyst; a mixture of the secretion of the uterine glands, cellular debris resulting from the trophoblastic invasion of the endometrium, and exuded plasma.
[embryo- + G. trophē, nourishment]

embryotroph

[em′brē·ətrof′]
Etymology: Gk, en + bryein + trophe, nourishment
the liquefied uterine nutritive material, composed of glandular secretions and degenerative tissue, that nourishes the mammalian embryo until placental circulation is established. Also called histotroph, histotrophic nutrition. Compare hemotroph.

em·bry·o·troph

(em'brē-ō-trōf)
1. Nutritive material supplied to the embryo during development.
Compare: hemotroph
2. In the implantation stages of deciduate placental mammals (e.g., humans), fluid adjacent to the blastocyst; a mixture of the secretion of the uterine glands, cellular debris resulting from the trophoblastic invasion of the endometrium, and exuded plasma.
[embryo- + G. trophē, nourishment]

embryotroph

the total nutriment (histotroph and hemotroph) made available to the embryo.