The vegetative or nutritive portion of the cell.
Any of a category of cytoplasmic organelles found in plant cells. They include the chlorophasts, what are involved in photosynthesis, and other related bodies; such as, the chromoplasts, which are associated with food storage; also, plastid.
1. An organ used in the production of or in the securing of nourishment as distinct from reproduction.
2. A bodily organ in deep-sea tube worms that is colonized by bacteria supplying the host worm with food and energy.
3. The nutritive zooids of a hydroid, collectively, as distinguished from the gonosome (reproductive zooids of a hydroid colony), or other reproductive zooids (organic bodies or cells).
1. The placenta, or the vascular appendage which connects the fetus with the parent, and is cast off in parturition with the afterbirth.
2. The part of a pistil or fruit to which the ovules or seeds are attached.
The vascular endometrium forming the outer or maternal layer of the placenta.
A canalicular network in the cytoplasm of certain cells which was once believed to be instrumental in the circulation of nutritive material.
Chemotaxis of an organism in response to nutritive material.
Diet or nutritional treatment.
Relating to or exhibiting the growth or movement of organisms in relation to a source or supply of food.
Chemotaxis of living cells in relation to nutritive material; it may be positive (toward nutritive material) or negative (away from nutritive material).
trophozoite (s) (noun)
, trophozoites (pl)
The adult or feeding stage in a member of the Sporozoa: A trophozoite is a parasitic spore-forming protozoa in the vegetative state, as contrasted with the reproductive stage of development.
trophozooid (s) (noun)
, trophozooids (pl)
A nutritive polyp or zooid in coral and similar colonial coelenterates: A trophozooid
is a non-reproductive zooid in a hydrozoan colonial organism.
A trophozooid is an individual of a sexual generation of a free-swimming tunicate that does not develop into sexual maturity and does not become detached from its parent.
Relating to the nutrition of the blood vessels or the lymphatics.