Definition of vegetal pole in English:

vegetal pole

Syllabification: veg·e·tal pole
Pronunciation: /ˈvejitl ˌpōl


The portion of an ovum opposite the animal pole, containing most of the yolk and little cytoplasm.
More example sentences
  • One end of the egg, the animal pole, which sits uppermost, has a heavily pigmented surface, whereas most of the yolk is located toward the opposite end, the vegetal pole, which is unpigmented.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day deictic
Pronunciation: ˈdīktik
denoting a word whose meaning depends on context...