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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 of vegetal pole
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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vegetal-pole in Medicine

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

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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