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alecithal

[ey-les-uh-thuh l] /eɪˈlɛs ə θəl/
adjective, Embryology
1.
having little or no yolk in the cytoplasm of the egg or ovum.
Also, alecithic
[ey-luh-sith-ik] /ˌeɪ ləˈsɪθ ɪk/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; a-6 + Greek lékith(os) yolk + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for alecithic

alecithal

/eɪˈlɛsɪθəl/
adjective
1.
(zoology) (of an ovum) having little or no yolk
Word Origin
from a-1 + Greek lekithos egg yolk
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alecithic in Medicine

alecithal a·lec·i·thal (ā-lěs'ə-thəl)
adj.
Relating to an egg that has little or no yolk.

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