[tel-oh-les-uh-thuh l, tee-loh-]

adjective Embryology.

having an accumulation of yolk near the vegetal pole, as the large-yolked eggs or ova of reptiles and birds.

Origin of telolecithal

1875–80; telo-2 + Greek lékith(os) yolk + -al1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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[tĕl′ə-lĕsə-thəl, tē′lə-]


Having a yolk that is concentrated at one end.
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