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Fig. 1. The hen's egg at the ninth day of incubation

The embryo is connected by a short stalk to the yolk sac, which contains nearly all the food required during the developmental process. The additional nourishment is provided by the white or albumen which surrounds the yolk. The allantois at an early stage grows out from the intestinal tract, becomes extremely vascular, and plays the part of a breathing organ. Numerous vessels are also formed in the wall of the yolk sac ; the dots are intended to indicate that the yolk sac and allantois are vascular. The shell is lined with a thin membrane. At one end this membrane is separated from the shell, leaving a space — the air chamber.

After Milnes Marshall.

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Ewart, J.C. A Critical Period in the Development of the Horse. London: Adam and Charles Black (1897).

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