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heterolecithal

[ het-er-uh-les-uh-thuhl ]
/ ˌhɛt ər əˈlɛs ə θəl /
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adjective Embryology.
having an unequal distribution of yolk, as certain eggs or ova.
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Origin of heterolecithal

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

heterolecithal
/ (ˌhɛtərəʊˈlɛsɪθəl) /

adjective
(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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