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Pronunciation: tel-o-les'i-thal

Definition: Denoting an oocyte in which a large amount of deuteroplasm or yolk accumulates at the vegetative pole, as in the eggs of birds and reptiles.

[G. telos, end, + G. lekithos, yolk]

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