Trophosome Troph"o*some, n. [Gr. ? a feeder + -some body.] (Zo["o]l.) The nutritive zooids of a hydroid, collectively, as distinguished from the gonosome, or reproductive zooids. [1913 Webster]

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  • trophosome — troph·o·some …   English syllables

  • trophosome — ˌsōm noun ( s) Etymology: troph + some 1. : the nutritive zooids of a hydroid compare gonosome 2. : a storage organ in an adult mermithid worm consisting of the fat filled syncytial remains of the intestine * * * /trof euh sohm , troh feuh /, n.… …   Useful english dictionary

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