- 1The yellow internal part of a bird’s egg, which is surrounded by the white, is rich in protein and fat, and nourishes the developing embryo.More example sentences
- These new noodles substitute soy flour for semolina flour and may contain egg whites or yolks to boost protein.
- Whole egg protein contains yolks and whites, providing a high ratio of indispensable amino acids.
- Fold the egg whites into the egg yolk and sugar mixture.
- 1.1 Zoology The corresponding part in the ovum or larva of all egg-laying vertebrates and many invertebrates.More example sentences
- In contrast to the fluid yolk of atherinomorphs, yolk is organized into globules in other taxa.
- An estimate of the daily amount of yolk deposited on developing ova and the sequence of laying are important when evaluating the total cost of egg production.
- In this study, we investigated differences in maternally deposited yolk testosterone and DHT in relation to diet quality.
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- Females are ovoviviparous, retaining yolked embryos without nourishing them.
- This effect is most pronounced in the heavily yolked eggs of birds and zebrafish.
- But while Lincoln and Washington are yolked in the generic President's Day holiday, King has that third Monday of January to himself.
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- The mean diameter for yolkless egg ranges from below 40 mm to above 55 mm.
- A harness with a satellite transmitter was applied after she finished laying 88 eggs and 20 yolkless eggs.
- It was my turn to catch the eggs. 69 yolked and 67 yolkless, a somewhat unusual proportion.
Old English geol(o)ca, from geolu 'yellow'.
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