[ vi-tel-in, -een, vahy- ]
/ vɪˈtɛl ɪn, -in, vaɪ- /


of or relating to the egg yolk.
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for vitelline

/ (vɪˈtɛlɪn, -aɪn) /

adjective zoology

of or relating to the yolk of an eggthe vitelline gland
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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Medicine definitions for vitelline

[ vĭ-tĕlĭn, -ēn′, vī- ]


Of, relating to, or associated with the yolk of an egg.


The yolk of an egg.
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