vitellogenesis

noun
vi·​tel·​lo·​gen·​e·​sis | \ vī-ˌte-lō-ˈje-nə-səs How to pronounce vitellogenesis (audio) , və- \

Definition of vitellogenesis

: yolk formation

First Known Use of vitellogenesis

1947, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vitellogenesis

New Latin, from Latin vitellus + New Latin -o- + genesis

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“Vitellogenesis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vitellogenesis. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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vitellogenesis

noun
vi·​tel·​lo·​gen·​e·​sis | \ vī-ˌtel-ō-ˈjen-ə-səs, və- How to pronounce vitellogenesis (audio) \
plural vitellogeneses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce vitellogeneses (audio) \

Medical Definition of vitellogenesis

: yolk formation

Other Words from vitellogenesis

vitellogenic \ -​ˈjen-​ik How to pronounce vitellogenic (audio) \ adjective

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