vegetal pole

noun Embryology.

the relatively inactive part of an ovum opposite the animal pole, containing much yolk and little cytoplasm.
Compare animal pole.

Origin of vegetal pole

First recorded in 1895–1900 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Medical definitions for vegetal pole

vegetal pole


The part of a telolecithal egg in which the bulk of the yolk is situated.vitelline pole
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