egg yolk
the yellow part of an egg containing proteins to nourish the embryo and larva

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Egg yolk — Not to be confused with yoke. An intact yolk surrounded by egg white An egg yolk is a part of an egg which feeds the developing embryo. The egg yolk is suspended in the egg white (known alternatively as albumen or glair/glaire) by one or two… …   Wikipedia

  • egg yolk — noun the yellow spherical part of an egg that is surrounded by the albumen • Syn: ↑yolk • Hypernyms: ↑ingredient, ↑fixings • Part Holonyms: ↑egg, ↑eggs …   Useful english dictionary

  • egg yolk — noun The yellow central part of a chicken’s (or other bird’s) egg. Syn: yolk …   Wiktionary

  • egg yolk — the yellow portion of the egg of a bird …   Medical dictionary

  • egg yolk — yellow and principal substance of an egg …   English contemporary dictionary

  • egg yolk — Cockney Rhyming Slang Joke …   English dialects glossary

  • egg yolk agar — an agar medium containing peptone, phosphate buffer, sodium chloride, magnesium sulfate, glucose, and egg yolk emulsion, used for the culture of Bacillus anthracis. When supplemented with hemin or yeast extract, it may be used for the culture of… …   Medical dictionary

  • cycloserine-cefoxitin-fructose–egg yolk agar — an agar medium containing peptone, sodium chloride, magnesium sulfate, fructose, neutral red, and phosphate buffer, supplemented with cycloserine, cefoxitin, and egg yolk, used as a selective medium for Clostridium difficile …   Medical dictionary

  • Egg allergy — is a type of food allergy. It is a hypersensitivity to dietary substances from the yolk or whites of eggs, causing an overreaction of the immune system which may lead to severe physical symptoms for millions of people around the world. [National… …   Wikipedia

  • Egg (food) — Chicken egg redirects here. For the causality dilemma, see Chicken or the egg. On the left a chicken egg, the egg most commonly e …   Wikipedia

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