vitelline

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

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

vitelline

adjective zoology
  1. of or relating to the yolk of an eggthe vitelline gland
  2. having the yellow colour of an egg yolk

Word Origin for vitelline

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

vitelline

[vĭ-tĕlĭn, -ēn′, vī-]
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or associated with the yolk of an egg.
n.
  1. The yolk of an egg.
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