animal pole

noun

Definition of animal pole

: 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

First Known Use of animal pole

1876, in the meaning defined above

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“Animal pole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/animal%20pole. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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animal pole

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Medical Definition of animal pole

: 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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