trophoblastic etymology

English word trophoblastic comes from English -ic, English trophoblast

Detailed word origin of trophoblastic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
trophoblast English (eng) (cytology) The membrane of cells that forms the wall of a blastocyst during early pregnancy, providing nutrients to the embryo and later developing into part of the placenta.
trophoblastic English (eng) Of, or relating to a trophoblast.

Words with the same origin as trophoblastic

Descendants of -ic
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