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yolk

 [yōk]
the stored nutrient of the ovum.

yolk

(yōk, yōlk),
1. One of the types of nutritive material stored in the oocyte (ovum) for the nutrition of the embryo; yolk is particularly abundant and conspicuous in the eggs of birds. Synonym(s): vitellus
2. Fatty material found in the wool of sheep; when extracted and purified, it becomes lanolin.
[A.S. geolca; geolu, yellow]

vitellus

/vi·tel·lus/ (vi-tel´us) [L.] yolk.

vitellus

(vĭ-tĕl′əs, vī-)
n. pl. vitel·luses
The yolk of an egg.

vitellus

See yolk.

yolk

(yōk)
1. One of the types of nutritive material stored in the oocyte for the nutrition of the embryo; particularly abundant and conspicuous in the eggs of birds.
Synonym(s): vitellus.
2. Fatty material found in the wool of sheep; when extracted and purified, it becomes lanolin.
[A.S. geolca;geolu, yellow]

vitellus

the yolk of egg.
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His name was Gaius Vitellus Atticanus, a centurion in the Sixth Legion, who may have been seconded to provide training for the auxiliary unit which garrisoned the fort.