area pellucida

[ puh-loo-si-duh ]
/ pəˈlu sɪ də /

noun Embryology.

the translucent central area of the blastoderm of birds and reptiles within which the embryo develops.

Nearby words

  1. area bombing,
  2. area code,
  3. area of cardiac dullness,
  4. area of outstanding natural beauty,
  5. area opaca,
  6. area rug,
  7. area study,
  8. area vasculosa,
  9. area vitellina,
  10. areal

Origin of area pellucida

From New Latin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019