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egg yolk, yolknoun
the yellow spherical part of an egg that is surrounded by the albumen
nutritive material of an ovum stored for the nutrition of an embryo (especially the yellow mass of a bird or reptile egg)
The yellow, spherical part of an egg that is surrounded by the white albumen, and serves as nutriment for the growing young.
To make meringue, you have to separate the white from the yolk.
Etymology: From geolca, from geolu.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The yellow part of an egg.
Nature hath provided a large yolk in every egg, a great part whereof remaineth after the chicken is hatched; and, by a channel made on purpose, serves instead of milk to nourish the chick for a considerable time. John Ray, on the Creation.
Among animals which produce eggs, the yolk (; also known as the vitellus) is the nutrient-bearing portion of the egg whose primary function is to supply food for the development of the embryo. Some types of egg contain no yolk, for example because they are laid in situations where the food supply is sufficient (such as in the body of the host of a parasitoid) or because the embryo develops in the parent's body, which supplies the food, usually through a placenta. Reproductive systems in which the mother's body supplies the embryo directly are said to be matrotrophic; those in which the embryo is supplied by yolk are said to be lecithotrophic. In many species, such as all birds, and most reptiles and insects, the yolk takes the form of a special storage organ constructed in the reproductive tract of the mother. In many other animals, especially very small species such as some fish and invertebrates, the yolk material is not in a special organ, but inside the egg cell. As stored food, yolks are often rich in vitamins, minerals, lipids and proteins. The proteins function partly as food in their own right, and partly in regulating the storage and supply of the other nutrients. For example, in some species the amount of yolk in an egg cell affects the developmental processes that follow fertilization. The yolk is not living cell material like protoplasm, but largely passive material, that is to say deutoplasm. The food material and associated control structures are supplied during oogenesis. Some of the material is stored more or less in the form in which the maternal body supplied it, partly as processed by dedicated non-germ tissues in the egg, while part of the biosynthetic processing into its final form happens in the oocyte itself.Apart from animals, other organisms, like algae, especially in the oogamous, can also accumulate resources in their female gametes. In gymnosperms, the remains of the female gametophyte serve also as food supply, and in flowering plants, the endosperm.
the yellow part of an egg; the vitellus
an oily secretion which naturally covers the wool of sheep
Etymology: [OE. yolke, yelke, olke, elke, AS. geoloca, geoleca, fr. geolu yellow. See Yellow.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
yōk, Yelk, yelk, n. the yellow part of an egg: the vitellus of a seed: wool-oil.—adjs. Yolked, having a yolk; Yolk′y, like yolk. [A.S. geoloca, geoleca—geolo, yellow.]
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
The legacy of the hen and the burden of its lay. YOKE The inheritance of the hen-pecked and the burden of the married.
Yoke vs. Yolk -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Yoke and Yolk.
the nutritive matter of an egg as distinguished from the living, formative material; = deutoplasm.
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The numerical value of yolk in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of yolk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of yolk in a Sentence
It’s like trying to explain egg whites to people who have never seen a yolk.
The sky is the egg shell, the earth is the yolk of the egg.
I almost feel like the egg yolk and the egg white are two separate foods.
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- صفار البيضArabic
- rovellCatalan, Valencian
- Eigelb, DotterGerman
- reyði, eggjareyðiFaroese
- jaune d'œuf, vitellus, jauneFrench
- buidheaganScottish Gaelic
- sárgája, tojássárgájaHungarian
- kuning telurIndonesian
- 卵黄, 黄身Japanese
- 양털 기름, 노른자Korean
- zerdik, zerde, zerik, zerk, zereKurdish
- ѳндѳгний шарMongolian
- yolka, kuning telurMalay
- l-isfar tal-bajdMaltese
- eggeplomme, plommeNorwegian
- eidooier, dooier, eigeelDutch
- eggeplommeNorwegian Nynorsk
- жуманце, жумањак, žumance, жуманaц, žumanac, žumánjakSerbo-Croatian
- verdhë vezeAlbanian
- gula, äggulaSwedish
- pula ng itlogTagalog
- yumurta sarısıTurkish
- tuxumning sarig'iUzbek
- lòng đỏVietnamese
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