eggy

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From egg +‎ -y.

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eggy (comparative eggier, superlative eggiest)

  1. Covered with or dipped in egg.
    eggy bread
  2. Resembling eggs in some way.
    an eggy smell
  3. Of or relating to an egg or eggs
    • 2014, Neil Genzlinger, ‘Your Inner Fish’ Traces Human Evolutionary History on PBS:
      Skeletal similarities are only part of the story Dr. Shubin wants to tell. He also looks at genetics, because our genes provide a historical record, just as fossils do. For instance, we have yolk-making genes, though they’re no longer active, because some of our ancestors laid eggs. “We carry the genetic signature of our eggy past,” this accessible scientist says.

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