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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

-lecithal

Having an egg yolk of a given kind.

[Greek lekithos, yolk of an egg.]

This suffix is found most commonly in developmental biology. Examples are: alecithal, relating to an egg with little or no food-yolk; centrolecithal, having the yolk near the centre of the egg; isolecithal (Greek isos, equal), having the yoke distributed throughout the egg; and telolecithal (Greek telos, near), having the yolk near one end of the egg.

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