vegetal pole

noun

Definition of vegetal pole

: the point on the surface of an egg that is diametrically opposite to the animal pole and usually marks the center of the protoplasm containing more yolk — see blastula illustration

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1896, in the meaning defined above

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“Vegetal pole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vegetal%20pole. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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vegetal pole

noun

Medical Definition of vegetal pole

: the point on the surface of an egg that is diametrically opposite to the animal pole and usually marks the center of the protoplasm containing more yolk, dividing more slowly and into larger blastomeres than that about the animal pole, and giving rise to the hypoblast of the embryo

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