variants or less commonly vitellophage
plural -s
: any of the cleavage cells or nuclei in a centrolecithal egg that do not participate in embryo formation but remain in and function in the assimilation of the yolk

Word History


vitell- + -phage

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“Vitellophag.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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