latebra

lat·e·bra

(lat'ē-bră),
A flask-shaped region in large-yolked eggs extending from the animal pole to a dilated terminal portion near the center of the yolk such as in birds; it contains the main bulk of the white yolk.
[L. hiding place]

latebra

part of a bird's egg. Includes a ball of white yolk in the center of the yellow yolk, connected by a neck to the latebral disk, an inverted cone of white yolk, lying under the blastodisk at the surface of the yellow yolk.
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Quod si verum est, non foveat latebras sed apertius hoc sciatur; si vero non est, hypocrisis et simulatio confundatur" (Gilbert 62).
Ipse amet noctis latebras dolosae, me iuvet semper bona lux: nitentem da mihi lucem, dea magna, longos cernere in annos