jelly coat

noun Biochemistry.
an ovum-produced glycoprotein that causes adhesion of sperm to the ovum; fertilizin. Unabridged
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Amphibian embryos hatched with apparent abnormalities indicate insufficient protection by the jelly coat surrounding the embryo.
Sturgeon eggs are adhesive, forming a sticky jelly coat on the surface when exposed to water.
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