vegetal pole

vegetal pole

noun Embryology.
the relatively inactive part of an ovum opposite the animal pole, containing much yolk and little cytoplasm.
Compare animal pole.


Origin:
1895–1900

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vegetal pole n.
The part of a telolecithal egg in which the bulk of the yolk is situated. Also called vitelline pole.

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