vi·​tel·​lo·​phag | \ vīˈteləˌfag, və̇ˈt- \
variants: or less commonly vitellophage \ -​fāj \
plural -s

Definition of vitellophag

: 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

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History and Etymology for vitellophag

vitell- + -phage

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“Vitellophag.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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