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

  • n. Formation of the yolk of an egg.

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  • n. yolk deposition; the process of yolk formation via nutrients being deposited in the oocyte, or female germ cell involved in reproduction


vitell(us) + -genesis.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • Harries JE, Sheahan DA, Jobling S, Matthiessen P, Neall P, et al. (1997) Estrogenic activity in five United Kingdom rivers detected by measurement of vitellogenesis in caged male trout.

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  • In fact, the fat body plays a crucial role not only in lipid storage and transport to the hemolymph, but also in lipid biosynthesis from carbohydrates, the biosynthesis of proteins such as antifreeze proteins (AFP) [2], and yolk deposition in oocytes or vitellogenesis [3]

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  • Transplantation of ovaries into male Periplaneta americana: effects on vitellogenesis and vitellogenin secretion


  • These three genes together represented the most significantly enriched biological process, vitellogenesis, in these males (

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