histotroph

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histotroph

 [his´to-trōf]
the sum total of nutritive material derived from maternal tissue other than the blood, utilized by the early embryo.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

his·to·troph

(his'tō-trof),
The part of the nutrition of the embryo derived from cellular sources other than blood. Compare: embryotroph, hemotroph.
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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. Some of these postgravid females were considered gravid if fishermen indicated that abortions occurred during hauling of the specimens.
Eight embryos with lengths of 10.1-11.5 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.