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  • adj. Producing yolk, or vitelline substance; applied to certain cells formed in the ovaries of insects and supposed to supply nutrition to the developing ova.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Producing yolk, or vitelline substance; -- applied to certain cells (also called nutritive, or yolk, cells) formed in the ovaries of many insects, and supposed to supply nutriment to the developing ova.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Producing yolk or vitellus: specifying those cells secreted by the ovarioles of certain insects, which are supposed to supply nutriment to the ova. Also vitellogenous.

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