centrolecithal


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centrolecithal

(ˌsɛntrəʊˈlɛsɪθəl)
adj
(Zoology) zoology (of animal eggs) having a centrally located yolk
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The mechanisms that cause non-teratogenic plasticity in the direction of cleavage are far from being understood and might be influenced by phylogenetic history, mechanical constraints imposed by the distribution of yolk (centrolecithal or isolecithal), and/or environmental conditions (Rappaport, 1986; Black and Vincent, 1988; Schulze and Schierenberg, 2011).