area pellucida

noun

area pel·​lu·​ci·​da -pə-ˈlü-səd-ə How to pronounce area pellucida (audio)
: the pellucid central area that immediately surrounds a vertebrate embryo (as of a bird) formed by discoidal cleavage

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“Area pellucida.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/area%20pellucida. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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