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Facts about parts of eggs, components of eggs and egg-laying.

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The Air Cell
   is   
The Empty Space Between the White & Shell at the Large End of the Egg
Avidin
   is   
A Protein Found in Egg Albumen
It is deactivated by heat
Bilivirden
   is   
The Pigment Responsible for Egg Coloration
The Blastodisc
   is   
The Unfertilised Nucleus of an Egg
The Bloom
   is   
The Protective Coating on the Shell of an Egg
Calcium Carbonate
   is   
A Chemical That Makes up 94% of the Egg Shell
The Chalaza
   is   
A Ropey Strand of Egg White That Anchors the Yolk in Place
The more prominent the chalaza, the fresher the egg. There are two chalazae anchoring each yolk, one on the top and one on the bottom
The Germinal Disc
   is   
The Germination Point from Which the Embryo Develops
When the egg is fertilized, sperm enter by way of the germinal disc, travel to the centre and a chick embryo starts to form
The Inner Shell Membrane
   is   
The Thin Membrane Between the Outer Shell Membrane & the Albumin
The Latebra
   is   
The Channel Leading to the Center of the Yolk
Lecithin
   is   
A Phospholipid Chemical Found in Egg Yolk
One of the factors in egg yolk that stabilized emulsions such as mayonnaise
Lutein
   is   
A Carotenoid Found in Egg Yolk
Lutein and zeaxanthin are abundant in egg yolks and accumulate in the macular region of the retina. By increasing dietary intake of lutein and zeaxanthin, one may minimize the risk of developing Age Related Macular Degeneration.
The Outer Shell Membrane
   is   
The Thin Membrane Located Just Inside the Shell
The Oviduct
   is   
An Organ in the Hen That Accepts the Yolk After Ovulation
Oviposition
   is   
The Laying of the Egg
Thick Albumin
   is   
The Stringy Part of the Egg White Located Nearest the Yolk
Thin Albumen
   is   
The Watery Part of the Egg White Located Furthest from the Yolk
Cloudy appearance comes from carbon dioxide. Albumen accounts for 67% of an egg’s liquid weight
The Vitelline Membrane
   is   
The Covering of the Yolk
The Vitellus
   is   
The Yolk of an Egg
Nutritive material stored for the nutrition of an embryo
Zeaxantin
   is   
A Carotenoid Found in Egg Yolk
Lutein and zeaxanthin are abundant in egg yolks and accumulate in the macular region of the retina. By increasing dietary intake of lutein and zeaxanthin, one may minimize the risk of developing Age Related Macular Degeneration.


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