fertilization membrane

noun

Definition of fertilization membrane

: a resistant membranous layer in eggs of many animals that forms following fertilization by the thickening and separation of the vitelline membrane from the cell surface and that prevents multiple fertilization

First Known Use of fertilization membrane

1931, in the meaning defined above

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“Fertilization membrane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fertilization%20membrane. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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fertilization membrane

noun

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: a resistant membranous layer in eggs of many animals that forms following fertilization by the thickening and separation of the vitelline membrane from the cell surface and that prevents multiple fertilization

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