[ les-uh-thuh l ]
/ ˈlɛs ə θəl /

adjective Embryology.

having a yolk, as certain eggs or ova.
Also lec·i·thic [les-uh-thik] /ˈlɛs ə θɪk/.

Origin of lecithal

1890–95; < Greek lékith(os) egg yolk + -al1

Related forms

lec·i·thal·i·ty, noun
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Medicine definitions for lecithal


[ lĕsə-thəl ]


Relating to or having a yolk.
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