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A cell that supplies nourishment; for example, Sertoli cells in the seminiferous tubules.
[tropho- + G. kytos, cell]
trephocyte(tref'o-sit) [Gr. trephein, to feed, + kytos, cell] Trophocyte.
a cell which provides nourishment for another cell, e.g. Sertoli cell, avian thrombocytes.