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 (vīt′l-âr′ē-əm, vĭt′-)
n. pl. vi·tel·lar·i·ums or vi·tel·lar·i·a (-ē-ə)
A group of glands in flatworms and certain other invertebrates that secrete yolk.

[New Latin, from Latin vitellus, egg yolk; see vitellus.]
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Extracts from common fruit trees like Carica papaya (paw paw), Citrus aurantifolia (lime), Citrus paradise (grape fruit), Psidium guajava (guava), Anarcadium occidentale (cashew), Mangifera indica (mango), Dennettia tripetala (pepper fruit), Dacryodes edulis (butter fruit), Vitellaria paradoxa (shea butter) and Dalium guineense (velvet tamarind) serve a plethora of medicinal functions [52, 53].
Indigenous to Africa, Vitellaria paradoxa, better known as the shea or shi tree, is a member of the Sapotaceae family.
In the adult, the vitellaria and almost all the internal organs are situated in the anterior part of the body.
cruzi lacks a pair of lateral auricular papillae, post-oral muscular ring, female pouch and its genital atrium contains 6-10 accesssory atrial sacs without sclerotized structures and its vitellaria contains 10-12 folicles on each size of the body.
pedatum described by Fischthal (1973) in that it possesses a four-lobed pharynx, the ovary and testes are in the same position; the vitellaria extend from the ovarian level to the posterior margin of the posterior testis; the prepharynx has a sphincter-like structure situated just anterior to the pharynx.
Vitellaria commencing from level of union of intestinal crura up to hindbody.
Vitellaria paradoxa (Shea butter plant) found abundant in the derived savannah zones of Nigeria and reported to possess a vast number of healing properties by indigenous communities was investigated for antimycotic activity and toxicological effects in wistar strain rats randomized into 8 groups of 3 rats each.
Ovary 21 (18-28; n = 16) wide, looping right intestinal caecum; oviduct, ootype not observed; vagina sclerotized, shell-shaped, opening into small seminal receptacle lying on body midline; vitellaria dense.
Once stained, the following features were observed: 1) the vitellaria divided into an anterior and posterior group with the posterior group extending the level of the posterior testis; 2) a ventral sucker larger than oral sucker; and 3) 2 rounded testes (Figure 2).