vitelline
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin vitellinus, from Latin vitellus egg yolk Date: 15th century 1. resembling the yolk of an egg especially in yellow color 2. of, relating to, or producing yolk

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  • Vitelline — can refer to:* Vitelline duct * Vitelline veins …   Wikipedia

  • Vitelline — Vi*tel line, a. [L. vitellus the yolk of an egg.] (Biol.) Of or pertaining to the yolk of eggs; as, the vitelline membrane, a smooth, transparent membrane surrounding the vitellus. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vitelline —   [v ; zu lateinisch vitellus »Dotter«], besonders im Eidotter des Hühnereis enthaltene Phosphoproteine (phosphorsäurehaltige Proteine); sie liegen meist in einem Komplex gebunden an Lipide vor. * * * Vi|tel|li|ne <Pl.> [zu lat. vitellus,… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • vitelline — [vi tel′in, vī tel′in, vi tel′ēn, vī tel′ēn] adj. [ME vitellyn < L vitellus: see VITELLUS] 1. of or having to do with the egg yolk: see EGG1 2. yellow like an egg yolk …   English World dictionary

  • vitelline — ● vitellin, vitelline adjectif (latin vitellus, jaune d œuf) Qui se rapporte au vitellus ; qui le contient. ● vitellin, vitelline (expressions) adjectif (latin …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • vitelline — adj. of the vitellus. Phrases and idioms: vitelline membrane the yolk sac. Etymology: med.L vitellinus (as VITELLUS) …   Useful english dictionary

  • vitelline — adj. [L. vitellus, yolk] Yellow like the yolk of an egg …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • vitelline — /vi tel in, een, vuy /, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the egg yolk. 2. having a yellow color resembling that of an egg yolk. [1375 1425; late ME < ML vitellinus. See VITELLUS, INE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • vitelline — adjective Of, pertaining to, or resembling the yolk of an egg …   Wiktionary

  • vitelline — Relating to the vitellus. See yolk sac. * * * vi·tel·line tel ən, .ēn, .īn adj of, relating to, or producing yolk * * * vi·tel·line (vĭ telґēn) [L. vitellus yolk] pertaining to or resembling a yolk …   Medical dictionary

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