Definition of trophectoderm in English:

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Pronunciation: /trɒˈfɛktə(ʊ)dəːm/
Pronunciation: /trəʊˈfɛktə(ʊ)dəːm/


Another term for trophoblast.
Example sentences
  • The cells lying between the primitive endoderm and the polar trophectoderm comprise the embryonic ectoderm or epiblast.
  • He created mouse embryos with DNA lacking in CDX2, the gene responsible for forming the trophectoderm, or skin on a blastocyte, which is the early form of an embryo.
  • In the mammalian embryo, for instance, the first compaction of the blastomeres is under the influence of E-cadherin to produce the trophectoderm.

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