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 (vĭ-tĕl′ĭn, -ēn′, vī-)
1. Of, relating to, or associated with the yolk of an egg.
2. Having the yellow hue of an egg yolk; dull yellow.
The yolk of an egg.

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(vɪˈtɛlɪn; -aɪn)
1. (Zoology) of or relating to the yolk of an egg: the vitelline gland.
2. (Colours) having the yellow colour of an egg yolk
[C15: from Medieval Latin vitellīnus, from Latin vitellus the yolk of an egg; see vitellus]
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(vɪˈtɛl ɪn, -in, vaɪ-)

1. of or pertaining to the egg yolk.
2. having a yellow color resembling that of an egg yolk.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin vitellīnus. See vitellus, -ine1]
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One is defective blastogenesis hypothesis: the result of a defect in the development of caudal mesoderm during the gastrulation stage occurring in the third week of gestation, and the other is the vascular steal theory: a persistent vitelline artery and abnormalities of the abdominal vasculature lead to a deficient blood flow and nutrient supply to the caudal part of the embryo [1-3].
Sirenomelia can be differentiated from caudal regression syndrome with presence of "persistent vitelline artery" (1,8) and the syndrome is not associated with any chromosomal abnormality (6).
Another pathognomonic finding is the presence of single umbilical, persistent vitelline artery which is the chief distinguishing anatomic finding from Caudal Regression Syndrome.

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