trophocyte


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trophocyte

[′träf·ə‚sīt]
(invertebrate zoology)
A nutritive cell of the ovary or testis of an insect.
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Mean arterial pressure (MAP), 24-hour urine protein, placental and fetal weight, serum TGs, total cholesterol (TC) and pathologic liver and trophocyte changes were assessed.
(A) Female reproductive system of Scyphophorus acupunctatus formed by 2 ovaries (ov), germarium (g), vitellarium (v), oocyte (o), lateral oviduct (lo), common oviduct (co), spermatheca (s), and genital chamber (gc); (B) Distal part of the germarium (g) with bulky appearance possibly with trophocytes, prefollicular cells, and oogonia, terminal filament (tf), trachea (tr), tracheoles (trl); and (C) Approach to the onset of vitellarium with oocytes in development, germinal vesicle (gv), interfollicular tissue (tif), trachea (tr), and tracheoles (trl).
Luo, "Overexpression of heparanase is associated with preeclampsia by inhibiting invasion of trophocytes," International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, vol.
Caption: FIGURE 1: Schematic representation of the ovariole of Therophilus javanus showing differentiated oocyte and accompanying nurse cells (trophocytes) within the ovariole.
Changes in energy-regulated molecules in the trophocytes and fat cells of young and old worker honeybees (Apis mellifera).