telolecithal

telolecithal

[tel-oh-les-uh-thuhl, tee-loh-]
adjective Embryology.
having an accumulation of yolk near the vegetal pole, as the large-yolked eggs or ova of reptiles and birds.

Origin:
1875–80; telo-2 + Greek lékith(os) yolk + -al1

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telolecithal tel·o·lec·i·thal (těl'ə-lěs'ə-thəl, tē'lə-)
adj.
Having a yolk that is concentrated at one end.

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