heterolecithal love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Embryology Having the yolk unevenly distributed throughout the egg.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In embryology, having the food-yolk distributed unequally, as in telolecithal and perilecithal eggs: opposed to homolecithal.

Etymologies

hetero- + Greek lekithos, egg yolk + -al1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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