vitelline

adjective
vi·​tel·​line | \ vī-ˈte-lən How to pronounce vitelline (audio) , -ˌlēn How to pronounce vitelline (audio) , -ˌlīn \

Definition of vitelline

1 : resembling the yolk of an egg especially in yellow color
2 : of, relating to, or producing yolk

First Known Use of vitelline

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for vitelline

Middle English, from Medieval Latin vitellinus, from Latin vitellus egg yolk

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“Vitelline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vitelline. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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vitelline

adjective
vi·​tel·​line | \ -ˈtel-ən How to pronounce vitelline (audio) , -ˌēn How to pronounce vitelline (audio) , -ˌīn \

Medical Definition of vitelline

: of, relating to, or producing yolk

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