the membrane surrounding the egg yolk.
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Origin of vitelline membrane
First recorded in 1835–45
Words nearby vitelline membrane
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British Dictionary definitions for vitelline membrane
/ (vɪˈtɛlɪn, -aɪn) /
zoology a membrane that surrounds a fertilized ovum and prevents the entry of other spermatozoa
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Medical definitions for vitelline membrane
The membrane enveloping the yolk of an egg.ovular membrane yolk membrane
The pellucid zone of a mammalian ovum.yolk membrane
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