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- n. Obsolete spelling of yolk.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as yolk.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A manufacturers' term in Lancashire, England, for one of the hard, stony lumps found in slaked lime from a Buxton limestone.
- n. A variant of yolk.
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It contains a mass of viscid nutritive matter -- the 'yelk' -- within which is inclosed a second much more delicate spheroidal bag, called the 'germinal vesicle' (a).
Special names have been given to these parts of the ovum; the cell-body is called the yelk (vitellus), and the cell-nucleus the germinal vesicle.
The space between the skin-layer and the gut-layer (the remainder of the segmentation-cavity) remains full of food-yelk, which is gradually used up.
But while in the ova with discoid gastrulation the formative yelk is not in the centre, but at one pole of the uni-axial ovum, and the food-yelk gathered at the other pole, in the ova with superficial cleavage we find the formative yelk spread over the whole surface of the ovum; it encloses spherically the food-yelk, which is accumulated in the middle of the ova.
From the tread a thin column of the white yelk penetrates through the yellow yelk to the centre of the globular cell, where it swells into a small, central globule (wrongly called the yelk-cavity, or latebra, Figure 1.15 d apostrophe).
In the upper part of the yelk is the transparent round germinal vesicle, which corresponds to the nucleus.
The remains of the yelk, which have not yet been applied to the nutrition and growth of the young animal, are contained in a sac attached to the rudimentary intestine, and termed the yelk sac, or 'umbilical vesicle.'
The remains of the yelk, which have not yet been applied to the nutrition and growth of the young animal, are contained in a sac attached to the rudimentary intestine, and termed the yelk sac, or
The very young puppy, with attached ends of the yelk-sac and allantois, and invested in the amnion.
But, exactly in those respects in which the developing Man differs from the Dog, he resembles the ape, which, like man, has a spheroidal yelk-sac and a discoidal — sometimes partially lobed — placenta.