trophocyte


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troph·o·cyte

(trof'ō-sīt),
A cell that supplies nourishment; for example, Sertoli cells in the seminiferous tubules.
Synonym(s): trephocyte
[tropho- + G. kytos, cell]

trophocyte

a cell that provides nourishment for other cells.
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Although we describe early trophocytes with mitochondrial cristae having vesicular ultra-structure, other investigators have found sporangia with mitochondrial cristae having a flat ultrastructure (19).