having little or no yolk in the cytoplasm of the egg or ovum.
(zoology) (of an ovum) having little or no yolk
alecithal a·lec·i·thal (ā-lěs’ə-thəl)
Relating to an egg that has little or no yolk.
a male given name, form of . Historical Examples He was flying to the writing-desk, but aleck stopped him and put him back in his chair. The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories Mark Twain As I was opening the garden-gate—it was night—aleck laid his hand on my shoulder. The Underdog F. Hopkinson Smith And Thad […]
noun another name for costmary Historical Examples The leaves are used in salads, and also for flavoring ale or beer: hence the name “alecost.” The Field and Garden Vegetables of America Fearing Burr
one of the Furies. Historical Examples Alecto is scornfully dismissed by Juno, who causes war to be formally declared (649-747). The Aeneid of Virgil Virgil Juno, as in the neid, delegated the work of vengeance to Alecto. Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3) Thomas Babington Macaulay Their names were Alecto, Megra, and Tisiphone, […]
an ancient form of divination, using a rooster to select grains of food placed on letters of the alphabet. n. “divination by means of a cock and grains of corn,” 1680s, from Latinized form of Greek alektryon “cock” + manteia “oracle” (see -mancy). The first element is literally “warder-off, fighter,” related to alexein “to ward […]