vitellus

[ vi-tel-uhs, vahy- ]
/ vɪˈtɛl əs, vaɪ- /

noun, plural vi·tel·lus·es.

the yolk of an egg.

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Origin of vitellus

Borrowed into English from Latin around 1720–30
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British Dictionary definitions for vitellus

vitellus
/ (vɪˈtɛləs) /

noun plural -luses or -li (-laɪ)

zoology rare the yolk of an egg

Word Origin for vitellus

C18: from Latin, literally: little calf, later: yolk of an egg, from vitulus calf
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Medical definitions for vitellus

vitellus
[ vĭ-tĕləs, vī- ]

n. pl. vi•tel•lus•es

The yolk of an egg.
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