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

  • adj. Having a yolk that is evenly distributed throughout: a homolecithal egg.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In embryology, having the food-yolk uniformly distributed throughout the egg, as in alecithal eggs: opposed to heterolecithal.

Etymologies

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

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