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vitelline membrane

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noun
  1. the membrane surrounding the egg yolk.

Origin of vitelline membrane

First recorded in 1835–45
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British Dictionary definitions for vitelline membrane

vitelline membrane

noun
  1. zoology a membrane that surrounds a fertilized ovum and prevents the entry of other spermatozoa
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vitelline membrane in Medicine

vitelline membrane

n.
  1. The membrane enveloping the yolk of an egg.ovular membrane yolk membrane
  2. The pellucid zone of a mammalian ovum.yolk membrane
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