area pellucida


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.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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