Pronunciation: ĕg
n.1.(Popularly) The oval or roundish body laid by domestic poultry and other birds, tortoises, etc. It consists of a yolk, usually surrounded by the "white" or albumen, and inclosed in a shell or strong membrane.
2.(Biol.) A simple cell, from the development of which the young of animals are formed; ovum; germ cell.
3.Anything resembling an egg in form.
Egg and anchor
(Arch.) see egg-and-dart in the vocabulary, below; - called also egg and dart, and egg and tongue. See Anchor, n., 5.
Egg cleavage
(Biol.) a process of cleavage or segmentation, by which the egg undergoes endogenous division with formation of a mass of nearly similar cells, from the growth and differentiation of which the new organism is ultimately formed. See Segmentation of the ovum, under Segmentation.
- Ogilvie.
Egg development
(Biol.) the process of the development of an egg, by which the embryo is formed.
Egg mite
(Zool.) any mite which devours the eggs of insects, as Nothrus ovivorus, which destroys those of the canker worm.
Egg parasite
(Zool.) any small hymenopterous insect, which, in the larval stage, lives within the eggs of other insects. Many genera and species are known.
v. t.1.To urge on; to instigate; to incite
[imp. & p. p. Egged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Egging .]
Adam and Eve he egged to ill.
- Piers Plowman.
[She] did egg him on to tell
How fair she was.
- Warner.
Noun1.egg - animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes; especially the thin-shelled reproductive body laid by e.g. female birds
2.egg - oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food
Synonyms: eggs
3.egg - one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; "she kicked him in the balls and got away"
Verb1.egg - throw eggs at
2.egg - coat with beaten egg; "egg a schnitzel"
Elektronischer Geschaeftsverkehr-Gesetz GermanyAnlage, albumen, boiled eggs, bud, caviar, coddled eggs, deviled eggs, dropped eggs, egg cell, egg white, eggs, eggshell, female gamete, fish eggs, fried eggs, germ, germen, glair, loins, nucleus, omelet, ooecium, ovicell, ovule, poached eggs, roe, rudiment, scrambled eggs, seed, shirred eggs, souffle, spawn, spermatozoon, stirp, stuffed eggs, vitellus, white, yellow, yolk
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Egeria densa
-- Egg --
Egg and anchor
egg and dart
egg beater
egg cell
Egg clavage
Egg cleavage
egg cream
egg cup
Egg development
egg en cocotte
egg foo yong
egg fu yung
egg laying
Egg mite
egg nog
egg noodle
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