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centrolecithal

[ sen-troh-les-uh-thuh l ]
/ ˌsɛn troʊˈlɛs ə θəl /
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adjective Embryology.

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

Nearby words

centroacinar cell, centrobaric, centroclinal, centroid, centrokinesia, centrolecithal, centrolinead, centromedian nucleus, centromere, centromere banding stain, centronuclear myopathy

Origin of centrolecithal

First recorded in 1875–80; centro- + lecithal
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British Dictionary definitions for centrolecithal

centrolecithal

/ (ˌsɛntrəʊˈlɛsɪθəl) /

adjective

zoology (of animal eggs) having a centrally located yolk
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