animal pole

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animal pole

n. Embryology
The portion of an egg that is opposite the vegetal pole, that contains the nucleus and most of the cytoplasm, and from which polar bodies are extruded during maturation.

an′imal pole`


n.
the formative part of an ovum, opposite the vegetal pole, that contains the nucleus and most cytoplasm.
[1885–90]
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