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vitellogenesis

[vi-tel-oh-jen-uh-sis, vahy-] /vɪˌtɛl oʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, vaɪ-/
noun, Embryology.
1.
the process by which the yolk is formed and accumulated in the ovum.
Origin of vitellogenesis
1945-1950
First recorded in 1945-50; vitell(us) + -o- + -genesis
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