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trophoblast

troph·o·blast

trophoblast

 
pronunciation:
tra fo blaest [or] tra f blaest
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part of speech: noun
definition: an outer layer of cells by which the fertilized ovum attaches to the uterine wall, and through which the embryo receives nourishment.
derivation: trophoblastic (adj.)
Word Parts
The word trophoblast contains the following parts:
blast, blasto Greek root that means bud, generative cell
troph, tropho, -trophy Greek root that means nourishment