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(English) In ichthyology, the phenomena involving the movement of water into the perivitelline space (between the external capsular membrane and the vitelline membrane) and the toughening of the capsular membrane of a teleost egg freshly released into water. Takes about a day in Salmonidae. (See also: fertilization, egg development, LarvalBase)
(French) L'expansion et durcissement de capsule d'oeuf dû à l'absorption d'eau dans l'espace périvitellin. (See also: fertilization, egg development, LarvalBase)

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