vitellogenesis

vitellogenesis

[vi-tel-oh-jen-uh-sis, vahy-]
noun Embryology.
the process by which the yolk is formed and accumulated in the ovum.

Origin:
1945–50; vitell(us) + -o- + -genesis

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vitellogenic or vitelligenous (ˌvɪtələʊˈdʒɛnɪk, ˌvɪtəˈlɪdʒɪnəs)
 
adj
zoology producing or stimulating the formation of yolk
 
[C20: from vitellus + -genic]
 
vitelligenous or vitelligenous
 
adj
 
[C20: from vitellus + -genic]
 
vitello'genesis or vitelligenous
 
n

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