Definition of trophectoderm in English:


Pronunciation /ˌträfˈektədərm/ /ˌtrɑfˈɛktədərm/


another term for trophoblast
‘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.’