vegetal pole

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of vegetal pole was in 1896

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“Vegetal pole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vegetal%20pole. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

vegetal pole

noun

: 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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