[ vi-tel-in, -een, vahy- ]

  1. of or relating to the egg yolk.

  2. having a yellow color resembling that of an egg yolk.

Origin of vitelline

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English word from Medieval Latin word vitellīnus.See vitellus, -ine1

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British Dictionary definitions for vitelline


/ (vɪˈtɛlɪn, -aɪn) /

  1. of or relating to the yolk of an egg: the vitelline gland

  2. having the yellow colour of an egg yolk

Origin of vitelline

C15: from Medieval Latin vitellīnus, from Latin vitellus the yolk of an egg; see vitellus

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