vitellus

[vi-tel-uh s, vahy-]
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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

noun plural -luses or -li (-laɪ)
  1. 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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vitellus in Medicine

vitellus

[vĭ-tĕləs, vī-]
n. pl. vi•tel•lus•es
  1. The yolk of an egg.
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