vitellogenesis

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vi·tel·lo·gen·e·sis

(vī'tel-ō-jen'ĕ-sis, vī'tĕ-lō-),
Formation of the yolk and its accumulation in the yolk sac.
[L. vitellus, yolk, + G. genesis, production]

vitellogenesis

(vīt′l-ō-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs, vĭt′-)
n.
Formation of the yolk of an egg.

vi′tel·lo·ge·net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk), vi′tel·lo·gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk) adj.

vitellogenesis

[vitel′ōjen′əsis]
Etymology: L, vitellus + Gk, genein, to produce
the formation or production of yolk. vitellogenetic, adj.

vitellogenesis

yolk formation in the liver, transport to ovaries, incorporation into ova.