- having a centrally located yolk, as certain insect eggs or ova.
Origin of centrolecithal
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Centrolecithal: applied to eggs in which the food yolk is central.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
The segmentation is centrolecithal and regular (fig. 237 A).
Segmentation is usually of the superficial or centrolecithal type.
Ova belonging to the former group are known as telolecithal ova, those to the latter as centrolecithal.
The segmentation has not been studied, but no doubt belongs to the centrolecithal type (vide pp. 110‑120).
- zoology (of animal eggs) having a centrally located yolk
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