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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The ovarian follicles present in the vitellarium are divided into two interconnected chambers, the oocytic chamber that contains the oocyte and is located proximally to the nurse chamber that contains the trophocytes or nurse cells.
the feeder trophocytes are absent and the follicular base is the only trophic tissue (Launois-Luong 1978).
The immature forms of the organism are known as trophocytes (labeled T in Figure, B); they are smaller than sporangia, have a relatively thinner wall, and do not contain endospores.