- having an unequal distribution of yolk, as certain eggs or ova.
Origin of heterolecithal
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- (of the eggs of birds) having an unequally distributed yolkCompare isolecithal
Word Origin for heterolecithal
C19: hetero- + Greek lekithos egg yolk
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