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What does chalazae mean?

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Noun
  1. plural of chalaza
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The chalazae suspend the yolk at the center of the egg with two strong bands that connect it to the shell.
Wait too long and the yolk will be off-center, as the white and chalazae deteriorate.
In addition, the layers of albumen act as a cushion to protect the embryo from jarring movements, while the chalazae help to maintain the orientation of the embryo within the egg.
A pair of fibrous strands called chalazae anchor the yolk inside the egg, and Geary figured that sundering them would allow the yolk to float to the center.

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