alecithic

alecithal

[ey-les-uh-thuhl]
adjective Embryology.
having little or no yolk in the cytoplasm of the egg or ovum.
Also, alecithic [ey-luh-sith-ik] .


Origin:
1875–80; a-6 + Greek lékith(os) yolk + -al1

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alecithal (eɪˈlɛsɪθəl)
 
adj
zoology (of an ovum) having little or no yolk
 
[from a-1 + Greek lekithos egg yolk]

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

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