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alecithal

[ ey-les-uh-thuhl ]

adjective

, Embryology.
  1. having little or no yolk in the cytoplasm of the egg or ovum.


alecithal

/ eɪˈlɛsɪθəl /

adjective

  1. zoology (of an ovum) having little or no yolk


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Word History and Origins

Origin of alecithal1

1875–80; a- 6 + Greek lékith ( os ) yolk + -al 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of alecithal1

from a- 1+ Greek lekithos egg yolk

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