Definition of Vitellogenin

1. Noun. (biochemistry) An egg-yolk precursor protein expressed in the females of nearly all oviparous species. ¹



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Medical Definition of Vitellogenin

1. A protein, precursor of several yolk proteins, especially phosvitin and lipovitellin in the eggs of various vertebrates, synthesised in the liver cells after oestrogen stimulation. Also found in large amounts in the haemolymph of female insects, synthesised and released from the fat body during egg formation. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Vitellogenin

vitelline layer of egg
vitelline membrane
vitelline reservoir
vitelline sac
vitelline vein
vitelline vessels
vitellines
vitellins
vitelliruptive degeneration
vitellogene
vitellogenes
vitellogeneses
vitellogenesis
vitellogenetic
vitellogenic carboxypeptidase
vitellogenin (current term)
vitellogenins
vitellointestinal cyst
vitellolutein
vitellorubin
vitellose
vitellus ovi
vitelluses
vitesse
vitesses
vitex
vitexes
vitiable
vitiate

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