microlecithal

microlecithal

/mi·cro·lec·i·thal/ (-les´ĭ-thal) containing little yolk, as the eggs of mammals.

microlecithal

pertaining to eggs that have a small amount of yolk.
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This genus inhabits mainly lowland forests and evolved with a group of specializations related to viviparity, which are unique among reptiles and convergent only with placental mammals: a long period of gestation (9 to 12 months) and microlecithal eggs (0.
Follicle cells are characteristically lacking during nemertean oogenesis, and in species such as Cerebratulus lacteus, Micrura alaskensis, and Par-borlasia corrugatus, numerous ovaries develop along the body, with each gonad producing dozens to hundreds of microlecithal oocytes that average 70-130 p.
The eggs are microlecithal, and they hatch at the zoeal stage with apposition eyes (P.