ersatz_read (ersatz_read) wrote in 1word1day,

Monday word: vitelline

vitelline (v-tln, -n, v-), adj.
1.  Resembling the yolk of an egg (for example, yellow in color)
2.  Of, relating to, or associated with the yolk of an egg.

Etymology:  from Latin vitellus (yolk), which apparently is a diminutive form of vitulus (calf, veal).

Vitellary has the same meaning, but references to that word mark it as a purely biological term.
Tags: adjective, latin, v, wordsmith: ersatz_read

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