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vitelline membrane

vitelline membrane

noun

Definition of VITELLINE MEMBRANE

:  a membrane enclosing an egg that comprises the zona pellucida in mammals and that upon fertilization splits off from the surface of the egg forming a fertilization membrane in many invertebrates and amphibians and in some fish

First Known Use of VITELLINE MEMBRANE

1845

vitelline membrane

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of VITELLINE MEMBRANE

:  a membrane enclosing the egg proper and corresponding to the plasma membrane of an ordinary cell

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