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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
First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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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