follow Dictionary.com

How do you spell Hannukah?

heterolecithal

[het-er-uh-les-uh-thuh l] /ˌhɛt ər əˈlɛs ə θəl/
adjective, Embryology
1.
having an unequal distribution of yolk, as certain eggs or ova.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; hetero- + lecithal
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for heterolecithal

heterolecithal

/ˌhɛtərəʊˈlɛsɪθəl/
adjective
1.
(of the eggs of birds) having an unequally distributed yolk Compare isolecithal
Word Origin
C19: hetero- + Greek lekithos egg yolk
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for heterolecithal

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for heterolecithal

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends