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From Ancient Greek κύτος (kútos, hollow vessel).


cytula (plural cytulas)

  1. (biology) The fertilized egg cell or parent cell, whose development produces the child or other organism.
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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for cytula in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)