yolk stalk



a tubular connection between the yolk sac and the embryonic gut in the developing embryo.

Nearby words

  1. yolande,
  2. yoldring,
  3. yolk,
  4. yolk membrane,
  5. yolk sac,
  6. yolk-sac tumor,
  7. yolo,
  8. yom kippur,
  9. yom kippur war,
  10. yom tov

Origin of yolk stalk

First recorded in 1895–1900

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Medicine definitions for yolk stalk

yolk stalk


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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