macrolecithal
adj. [Gr. makros, large; lekethos, egg yolk]
With a large amount of yolk; see microlecithal.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • macrolecithal — mac·ro·lecithal …   English syllables

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  • polylecithal — poly·lec·i·thal (pol″e lesґĭ thəl) macrolecithal …   Medical dictionary

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