from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A meroblastic egg, ovum, or ovule which has acquired its store of foodyolk, or been otherwise modified from its original primitive condition as an egg-cell or protovum. Also called after-egg and deutovum.


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  • In this way the ovum enters on its second stage (the metovum), which is many times larger than the first, but still only a single enlarged cell.

    The Evolution of Man — Volume 1


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