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[em-bree-uh-trof, -trawf] /ˈɛm bri əˌtrɒf, -ˌtrɔf/

noun, Embryology.
the nutrient material, composed chiefly of secretions from the uterine glands, degenerating uterine tissue, and substances in the maternal blood, that nourishes a mammalian embryo prior to the formation of the placenta.

embryotrophy em·bry·ot·ro·phy (ěm’brē-ŏt’rə-fē)
The nutrition of the embryo.

embryotroph em·bry·o·troph (ěm’brē-ə-trŏf’, trōf’)
The nutritive material that is supplied the embryo of a placental mammal during development.
em’bry·o·troph’ic (-trŏf’ĭk, -trō’fĭk) adj.


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