Definition of trophectoderm in English:

trophectoderm

noun

  • another term for trophoblast
    • ‘In the mammalian embryo, for instance, the first compaction of the blastomeres is under the influence of E-cadherin to produce the trophectoderm.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

trophectoderm

/träfˈektəˌdərm/