animal pole

noun

: the point on the surface of an egg that is diametrically opposite to the vegetal pole and usually marks the most active part of the protoplasm or the part containing least yolk see blastula illustration

Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of animal pole was in 1876

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“Animal pole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/animal%20pole. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

animal pole

noun
: the point on the surface of an egg that is diametrically opposite to the vegetal pole and usually marks the most active part of the protoplasm or the part containing least yolk
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