Definition of telolecithal in English:

telolecithal

Pronunciation: /ˌtelōˈlesəTHəl//ˌtēlō-/

adjective

Zoology
  • (of an egg or egg cell) having a large yolk situated at or near one end.

    • ‘Maternal and paternal brooding roles are reversed in these groups, with females producing large telolecithal eggs that are fertilized as they are deposited into the male brood pouch.’
    • ‘Teleost eggs are telolecithal, with the yolk segregated from the active cytoplasm.’
    • ‘Mammals have very little yolk but have evolved from reptiles with telolecithal eggs and, thus, they retain features to cope with the problem of a large inert yolk mass.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from Greek telos end + lekithos egg yolk + -al.

Pronunciation:

telolecithal

/ˌtelōˈlesəTHəl//ˌtēlō-/