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yolk stalk

  1. a tubular connection between the yolk sac and the embryonic gut in the developing embryo.
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Origin of yolk stalk

First recorded in 1895–1900
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Historical Examples of yolk stalk

  • 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

yolk stalk in Medicine

yolk stalk

  1. 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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