vitellus

vitellus

[vi-tel-uhs, vahy-]
noun, plural vitelluses.
the yolk of an egg.

Origin:
1720–30; < Latin

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vitellus (vɪˈtɛləs)
 
n , pl -luses, -li
rare zoology the yolk of an egg
 
[C18: from Latin, literally: little calf, later: yolk of an egg, from vitulus calf]

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vitellus vi·tel·lus (vĭ-těl'əs, vī-)
n. pl. vi·tel·lus·es
The yolk of an egg.

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