- Nutritive material supplied to the embryo during development.
- In the implantation stages of deciduate placental mammals, such as humans, fluid adjacent to the blastocyst; a mixture of the secretion of the uterine glands, cellular debris resulting from the trophoblastic invasion of the endometrium, and exuded plasma.
[embryo- + G. trophe, nourishment]
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