centrolecithal

[sen-troh-les-uh-thuh l]
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adjective Embryology.

having a centrally located yolk, as certain insect eggs or ova.

Origin of centrolecithal

First recorded in 1875–80; centro- + lecithal
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centrolecithal

adjective

zoology (of animal eggs) having a centrally located yolk
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