from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having little or no yolk: an alecithal egg.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Tending to segment uniformly, and having little or no yolk embedded in the protoplasm.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Applied to those ova which segment uniformly, and which have little or no food yelk embedded in their protoplasm.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In embryology, provided with very little and uniformly distributed food-yolk: a term applied to certain eggs, such as those of the sponges, sea-urchins, etc.
a-1 + lecith(in) + -al1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)