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Balbiani's vesicles

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  • Balbiani's body

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Cytoplasmatic inclusions, special formations in the yolks of young ovules.

Description

Cytoplasmatic inclusions, special formations in the yolks of young ovules. The eponymic term was coined by Henri Milne-Edwards (1800-1885) in 1867. The inclusions had been pointed out by Julius Victor Carus (1823-1903) in 1850 under the name "vitelline nucleus", and Louis-Felix Henneguy (1850-1928) in 1893 proposed calling it "corps vitellin de Balbiani".

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