vitellogenesis

[vi-tel-oh-jen-uh-sis, vahy-]

noun Embryology.

the process by which the yolk is formed and accumulated in the ovum.

Nearby words

  1. vitellin,
  2. vitelline,
  3. vitelline membrane,
  4. vitelline pole,
  5. vitelline vessel,
  6. vitellogenic,
  7. vitellointestinal cyst,
  8. vitellus,
  9. viti levu,
  10. vitiable

Origin of vitellogenesis

First recorded in 1945–50; vitell(us) + -o- + -genesis

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