Poultry Science Terminology - Y

Yolk: round yellow mass upon which the true egg is located and that provides nutrients for the developing embryo. It is lipid (fat) source for developing embryo, location of germinal disc

Yolk membrane (Yolk sac): vitelline membrane, surrounds yolk, facilitative function, contains enzymes which help break down and release nutrients from the yolk for utilization by developing embryo

 

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