vitellus

[ vi-tel-uh s, vahy- ]SEE DEFINITION OF vitellus
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Now, the human ovum or egg consists of a vitellus or yolk, which is covered by a similar membrane, known as the vitelline.

This vitellus or yolk undergoes a series of segmentation or dividings which are known as spontaneous segmentation.

Vitellus abdicated the Roman empire, which "he had received against his will."

Vitelligenous: producing the vitellus or yolk: said of certain cells in the ovaries, believed to have that function.

It has only been met with in the vitellus of some of the medium sized ova of a young female.

It is formed from the vitellus at a much later period than the proper vitelline membrane.

The yolk spherules I find to be first developed in a peripheral layer of the vitellus.

As a consequence of this superficial concentration we get segmentation of the vitellus, with the production of a morula.

Vit′ellary, Vitell′ine, pertaining to the vitellus, or forming such.

In Ascidia canina these processes become as long as the whole diameter of the vitellus (Kupffer, No. 60).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR VITELLUS

yolk

nounegg yolk
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