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Definition: 'Trophectoderm'

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trophectoderm

Type: Term

Pronunciation: trof-ek′tō-derm

Definitions:
1. Outermost layer of cells in the mammalian blastodermic vesicle, which will make contact with the endometrium and take part in establishing the embryo's means of receiving nutrition; the cell layer from which the trophoblast differentiates.



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