yolk


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Yolk \Yolk\ (y[=o]lk or y[=o]k; 277), n. [OE. yolke, yelke,
   [yogh]olke, [yogh]elke, AS. geoloca, geoleca, fr. geolu
   yellow. See Yellow.] [Written also yelk.]
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   1. The yellow part of an egg; the vitellus.
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   2. (Zool.) An oily secretion which naturally covers the wool
      of sheep.
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   Yolk cord (Zool.), a slender cord or duct which connects
      the yolk glands with the egg chambers in certain insects,
      as in the aphids.

   Yolk gland (Zool.), a special organ which secretes the yolk
      of the eggs in many turbellarians, and in some other
      invertebrates. See Illust. of Hermaphrodite in Appendix.
      

   Yolk sack (Anat.), the umbilical vesicle. See under
      Unbilical.
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