[tel-oh-les-uh-thuh l, tee-loh-]
- having an accumulation of yolk near the vegetal pole, as the large-yolked eggs or ova of reptiles and birds.
Origin of telolecithal
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Examples from the Web for telolecithal
Ova belonging to the former group are known as telolecithal ova, those to the latter as centrolecithal.
There is a third group of ova including a series of types of segmentation nearly parallel to the telolecithal group.
The Cephalopoda appear to be the only Invertebrates in which the egg is mesoblastic and telolecithal like that of Vertebrata.
- Having a yolk that is concentrated at one end.
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