lecithal


lecithal
lecithality, n.
/les"euh theuhl/, adj. Embryol.
having a yolk, as certain eggs or ova.
Also, lecithic /les"euh thik/.
[1890-95; < Gk lékith(os) egg yolk + -AL1]

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  • -lecithal — lecithal, suffix (ˈlɛsɪθəl) [f. Gr. λέκιθ ος yolk + al] used to form adjs. describing egg cells with yolks of specified kinds, as alecithal a., homolecithal adj. (s.v. homo ) …   Useful english dictionary

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  • lecithal — adj. containing a yolk (of an egg) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lecithal — lec·i·thal …   English syllables

  • lecithal —   a. having yolk.    ♦ lecithity, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

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  • homolecithal — “+ adjective Etymology: hom + lecithal : having the yolk small in amount and nearly uniformly distributed used of an egg; opposed to heterolecithal; compare alecithal * * * /hoh meuh les euh theuhl/, adj. Embryol. having a fairly uniform… …   Useful english dictionary

  • isolecithal — | ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷ at iso + adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary is + lecithal : homolecithal * * * /uy seuh les euh theuhl/, adj. Embryol. homolecithal. [1925 30; ISO + LECITHAL] * * * isolecithal /ī …   Useful english dictionary

  • macrolecithal — |makrō+ adjective Etymology: macr + lecithal : megalecithal * * * /mak roh les euh theuhl/, adj. Embryol. megalecithal. [MACRO + LECITHAL] …   Useful english dictionary


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