mural trophectodermGo to external page http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/UBERON_0006265
Trophectoderm that surrounds blastocyst cavity.
The part of the trophectoderm which surrounds the blastocoelic cavity. [See_Kaufman_MH_and_Bard_JBL, The_anatomical_basis_of_mouse_development_(1999)_San_Diego:_Academic_Press, p.10][VHOG]
(...) the trophoblast develops rapidly so that contact may be made with the maternal uterine tissues when conditions are appropriate. We have here an excellent example of an embryonic adaptation, the development of a structure never present in either adult or embryo of 'lower' vertebrates.[well established][VHOG]