trophoblast

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Etymology[edit]

tropho- +‎ -blast

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Noun[edit]

trophoblast (plural trophoblasts)

  1. (cytology) The membrane of cells that forms the wall of a blastocyst during early pregnancy, providing nutrients to the embryo and later developing into part of the placenta.

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