vitellin(redirected from lipovitellin)
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A lipophosphoprotein combined with lecithin in the yolk of egg.
Etymology: L, vitellus, yolk
a lipoprotein containing lecithin, found in the yolk of eggs. Also called ovovitellin. vitelline [-ēn] , adj.
A protein that can be extracted from egg yolk and contains lecithin.See: nucleoprotein; ovovitellin