the relatively inactive part of an ovum opposite the animal pole, containing much yolk and little cytoplasm.
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Compare animal pole.
Origin of vegetal pole
First recorded in 1895–1900
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Medicine definitions for vegetal pole
The part of a telolecithal egg in which the bulk of the yolk is situated.vitelline pole
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