[ ey-les-uh-thuh l ]
/ eɪˈlɛs ə θəl /
having little or no yolk in the cytoplasm of the egg or ovum.
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Also a·le·cith·ic [ey-luh-sith-ik] /ˌeɪ ləˈsɪθ ɪk/.
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British Dictionary definitions for alecithal
/ (eɪˈlɛsɪθəl) /
zoology (of an ovum) having little or no yolk
Word Origin for alecithal
from a- 1 + Greek lekithos egg yolk
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Medical definitions for alecithal
[ ă-lĕs′ə-thəl ]
Relating to an egg that has little or no yolk.
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