Telolecithal - definition of telolecithal by The Free Dictionary
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tel•o•lec•i•thal (ˌtɛl oʊˈlɛs ə θəl, ˌti loʊ-)
having an accumulation of yolk near the vegetal pole, as the large-yolked eggs or ova of reptiles and birds.
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The "matrinxa" eggs are meroblastic, telolecithal
and discoidal (Wolpert et al.
The cytoplasm of the unfertilized telolecithal
egg surrounds yolk vesicles.
It is a usefu model for study because it provides an example of the typical development of all teleost and is easily observed through the clear telolecithal
egg that supports its growth.