- a tubular connection between the yolk sac and the embryonic gut in the developing embryo.
Origin of yolk stalk
First recorded in 1895–1900
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In the region of the yolk-stalk it is somewhat enlarged and ends in a blind sac like a caecum.Development of the Digestive Canal of the American Alligator
Albert M. Reese
- A narrow ductlike part that connects the yolk sac to the middle of the digestive tract of an embryo.omphalomesenteric duct
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