from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In embryology, a term applied to certain eggs, like those of moat arthropods, in which the yolk in an early developmental stage lies in the center and is enveloped by a layer of blastodermic cells: same aa centrolecithal and perilecithal.


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  • adj., Designating an egg or egg cell having a moderately large yolk.

    September 3, 2008