heterolecithal

[het-er-uh-les-uh-thuh l]

Origin of heterolecithal

First recorded in 1890–95; hetero- + lecithal
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British Dictionary definitions for heterolecithal

heterolecithal

adjective
  1. (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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