zygote


zy·gote

noun \ˈzī-ˌgōt\

biology : a cell that is formed when an egg and a sperm combine : a fertilized egg

Full Definition of ZYGOTE

:  a cell formed by the union of two gametes; broadly :  the developing individual produced from such a cell
zy·got·ic \zī-ˈgä-tik\ adjective

Origin of ZYGOTE

Greek zygōtos yoked, from zygoun to join — more at zygoma
First Known Use: circa 1887

Other Cell Biology Terms

cytology, gamete, vacuole

zy·gote

noun \ˈzī-ˌgōt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ZYGOTE

: a cell formed by the union of two gametes; broadly : the developing individual produced from such a cell

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