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vitellarium

[‚vid·əl′ar·ē·əm]
(invertebrate zoology)
The part of the ovary in certain rotifers and flatworms that produces nutritive cells filled with yolk. Also known as yolk larva.
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Mature proglottids of the former appeared to contain a single vitellaria, clearly distinguishing it from the latter species, which is characterized by two vitellaria (Loewen, 1940; Brooks and Mayes, 1976).
Leguminous shrub species consisted of Cajanus cajan, Cratylia argentea, Gliricidia sepium, Leucaena leucocephala and Stylosanthes guianensis and non-leguminous shrub species were Annona senegalensis, Moringa oleifera, Securinega virosa and Vitellaria paradoxa.
Hall JB, Aebischer PD, Tomlinson HF, Osei-Amaning E and JR Hindle Vitellaria paradoxa: a monograph.