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telolecithal

[ tel-oh-les-uh-thuhl, tee-loh- ]
/ ˌtɛl oʊˈlɛs ə θəl, ˌti loʊ- /
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adjective Embryology.

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

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Origin of telolecithal

1875–80; telo-2 + Greek lékith(os) yolk + -al1
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Medical definitions for telolecithal

telolecithal
[ tĕl′ə-lĕsə-thəl, tē′lə- ]

adj.

Having a yolk that is concentrated at one end.
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