histotrophe

histotroph, histotrophe, histotrophic nutrition

histotrophe

the sum total of nutritive material derived from maternal tissue other than the blood, utilized by the early embryo. A milky fluid containing the secretions and debris of the endometrial glands plus extravasated maternal blood. Called also uterine milk.
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With embryos Ovary with oocytes, IIIb Widened uteri with embryos, occupied more than a half of the visceral cavity, walls with villus (trophone-mata) and histotrophe in the entire uterus.
Postgravid females were recognized by the presence of a well-developed, large, highly vascularized uterus (Conrath, 2005) that, in most cases, contained intrauterine milk or histotrophe.
5 cm DW still had their yolk sac; in larger specimens, the yolk sac had disappeared completely and nourishment had been provided by uterine milk or histotrophe through the numerous trophonemata present in the adult uterine walls.