Definition of animal pole in English:

animal pole

Syllabification: an·i·mal pole

noun

Embryology
The portion of an ovum that contains the nucleus and less yolk, opposite the vegetal pole.
More example sentences
  • The zebrafish egg is about 0.7mm in diameter, with the cytoplasm and nucleus at the animal pole sitting upon a large mass of yolk.
  • The day after digestion, 9.2 nL of 60 ng / [mu] L cDNA of rSGLTl was injected into the nucleus, via the animal pole, of defolliculated oocytes.
  • Q170C rSGLT1 cDNA was delivered to the nucleus, via the animal pole, of the defolliculated oocytes at a concentration of 60 ng/l.

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