entolecithal

entolecithal
adj. [Gr. entos, within; lekithos, yolk of an egg]
(PLATYHELMINTHES: Turbellaria)
A type of egg where the yolk is stored within the oocytes as opposed to ectolecithal; sometimes referred to as endolecithal.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • archoophorans — n. pl. [Gr. arche, beginning; pherein, to carry] (PLATYHELMINTHES: Turbellaria) 1. Individuals with modified cleavage in which yolk is stored in the oocytes; entolecithal eggs; see neophorans. 2. Archoophora A former division of the Tubellaria; a …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • ectolecithal — adj. [Gr. ektos, outside; lekithos, yolk of an egg] (PLATYHELMINTHES: Turbellaria) Having cleavage modified by a special condition whereby yolk is stored in separate cells surrounding the oocytes as opposed to entolecithal as seen in other animal …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • endolecithal — see entolecithal …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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