heterolecithal

[ het-er-uh-les-uh-thuhl ]

adjectiveEmbryology.
  1. having an unequal distribution of yolk, as certain eggs or ova.

Origin of heterolecithal

1
First recorded in 1890–95; hetero- + lecithal

Words Nearby heterolecithal

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British Dictionary definitions for heterolecithal

heterolecithal

/ (ˌhɛtərəʊˈlɛsɪθəl) /


adjective
  1. (of the eggs of birds) having an unequally distributed yolk: Compare isolecithal

Origin of heterolecithal

1
C19: hetero- + Greek lekithos egg yolk

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