telolecithal

/tel'oh les"euh theuhl, tee'loh-/, adj. Embryol.
having an accumulation of yolk near the vegetal pole, as the large-yolked eggs or ova of reptiles and birds.
[1875-80; TELO-2 + Gk lékith(os) yolk + -AL1]

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  • Telolecithal — ( Greek telo = end, lekithos = yolk) refers to the uneven distribution of yolk in the cytoplasm of ovums of found in birds, reptiles, and fish. The yolk is concentrated at one pole of the egg separate from the developing embryo.This type of egg… …   Wikipedia

  • telolecithal — eggs having a large portion of yolk at one end, e.g. Myxini, Elasmobranchii, Holocephali, and many Teleostei …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • telolecithal — adjective having the yolk at one end …   Wiktionary

  • telolecithal — Denoting an ovum in which a large amount of deuteroplasm or yolk accumulates at the vegetative pole, as in the eggs of birds and reptiles. [G. telos, end, + G. lekithos, yolk] * * * telo·lec·i·thal .tel ō les ə thəl, .tēl adj of an egg having the …   Medical dictionary

  • telolecithal — adj. having a large yolk …   English contemporary dictionary

  • telolecithal — telo·lecithal …   English syllables

  • telolecithal — tel•o•lec•i•thal [[t]ˌtɛl oʊˈlɛs ə θəl, ˌti loʊ [/t]] adj. dvl having an accumulation of yolk near the vegetal pole, as the large yolked eggs or ova of reptiles and birds • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • telolecithal — |tēlō, |telō+ adjective Etymology: tel (II) + Greek lekithos yolk of an egg + English al : having the yolk large in amount and concentrated at one pole used of an egg; compare centrolecithal …   Useful english dictionary

  • telolecithal egg — telolecithal egg. См. телолецитальное яйцо. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • telolecithal egg — An egg cell with abundant yolk concentrated toward the lower side of the cell; see centrolecithal egg …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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