trophocytes

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trophocytes (noun, plural; Greek trophe, food; kytos, container): 1. Cells that provide nutritive material.

2. (Arthropoda: Insecta) Cells of the fat body of the embryo.

3. (Porifera) In fresh-water sponges, nurse cells involved in the initial stages of gemmule formation

See also: archaeocytes.