Alecithal
Alecithal A*lec"i*thal, a. [Gr. 'a priv. + ? yelk.] (Biol.) Applied to those ova which segment uniformly, and which have little or no food yelk embedded in their protoplasm. --Balfour. [1913 Webster]

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  • alecithal — eggs with little or no yolk …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • alecithal — /ay les euh theuhl/, adj. Embryol. having little or no yolk in the cytoplasm of the egg or ovum. Also, alecithic /ay leuh sith ik/. [1875 80; A 6 + Gk lékith(os) yolk + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • alecithal — Without yolk; denoting ova with little or no deutoplasm. [G. a priv. + lekithos, yolk] * * * alec·i·thal ( )ā les ə thəl adj of an egg ISOLECITHAL * * * alec·i·thal (a lesґĭ thəl) [a 1 + lecith + al1] without yolk; applied to eggs with… …   Medical dictionary

  • alecithal — adj. having no yolk in the cytoplasm of the egg or ovum (Embryology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • alecithal — alec·i·thal …   English syllables

  • alecithal — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Egg cleavage — Segmentation Seg men*ta tion, n. The act or process of dividing into segments; specifically (Biol.), a self division into segments as a result of growth; cell cleavage; cell multiplication; endogenous cell formation. [1913 Webster] {Segmentation… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • regular segmentation — Segmentation Seg men*ta tion, n. The act or process of dividing into segments; specifically (Biol.), a self division into segments as a result of growth; cell cleavage; cell multiplication; endogenous cell formation. [1913 Webster] {Segmentation… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Segmentation — Seg men*ta tion, n. The act or process of dividing into segments; specifically (Biol.), a self division into segments as a result of growth; cell cleavage; cell multiplication; endogenous cell formation. [1913 Webster] {Segmentation cavity} (Biol …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Segmentation cavity — Segmentation Seg men*ta tion, n. The act or process of dividing into segments; specifically (Biol.), a self division into segments as a result of growth; cell cleavage; cell multiplication; endogenous cell formation. [1913 Webster] {Segmentation… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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