Yolk - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |jəʊk|  American pronunciation of the word yolk
Brit.  |jəʊk|  British pronunciation of the word yolk


- the yellow spherical part of an egg that is surrounded by the albumen
- nutritive material of an ovum stored for the nutrition of an embryo (especially the yellow mass of a bird or reptile egg)

Extra examples

One of the eggs had a double yolk.

All the goodness of an egg is in the yolk.

The egg yolk will inspissate

Meckel's diverticulum is the rudiment of the embryonic yolk sac

Word forms

singular: yolk
plural: yolks
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