dzeltenums

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Latvian[edit]

Olas dzeltenums

Etymology[edit]

From dzeltens (yellow) +‎ -ums.

Noun[edit]

dzeltenums m (1st declension)

  1. (chiefly in the singular) yellow, yellowness (the quality of that which is yellow)
    vidū kļavas lapai dzeltenums spīdēja kā saule pusdienā — in the middle of the maple leaves the yellow(ness) shone like the sun at noon
  2. yolk (the yellow part of an egg)
    olas dzeltenums — egg yolk
    dzeltenuma apvalks — vitelline membrane (lit. yolk cover)
    olās B12 vitamīns ir koncentrēts galvenokārt olu dzeltenumā — in eggs, vitamin B12 is concentrated mainly in the yolk

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