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zygote

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noun zy·gote \ˈzī-ˌgōt\

Simple Definition of zygote

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

Full Definition of zygote

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

zy·got·ic play \zī-ˈgä-tik\ adjective

Origin of zygote

Greek zygōtos yoked, from zygoun to join — more at zygoma


First Known Use: circa 1887

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zygote

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noun zy·gote \ˈzī-ˌgōt\

Medical Definition of zygote

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




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