animal pole

animal pole defined in 1951 year

animal pole - animal pole;
animal pole - (Zool.). Point on surface of egg nearest to its nucleus, marking one end of the graded distribution of substances which occurs in most eggs. The other end, at opposite side of egg, is the vegetal pole. The animal-vegetal axis between the two poles passes through the nucleus. Quantity of yolk, when present, is usually graded along the axis, and is least at animal, most at vegetal pole.

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