chalaza

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basal part of a plant ovule opposite the micropyle

one of two spiral bands of tissue connecting the egg yolk to the enclosing membrane at either end of the shell

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The white string-like thing around the yolk ending in a small clump is a chalazae.
People who are new to farm-fresh eggs are often concerned about chalazae, the "cords" in egg whites.
I turned the eggs twice a day and it was very important to turn them in a different direction each time or the chalazae strands which hold the yolk centered would break (think of a wound up rubber band).