vitellus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin, the yolk of an egg.

Noun[edit]

vitellus (countable and uncountable, plural vitelli)

  1. (biology) The contents or substance of the ovum; egg yolk.
  2. (botany) Perisperm in an early condition.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of vitulus (a bull calf).

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Noun[edit]

vitellus m (genitive vitellī); second declension

  1. a small calf
  2. the yolk of an egg

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative vitellus vitellī
genitive vitellī vitellōrum
dative vitellō vitellīs
accusative vitellum vitellōs
ablative vitellō vitellīs
vocative vitelle vitellī

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