zygote

noun zy·gote \ ˈzī-ˌgōt \
|Updated on: 12 May 2018
: a cell formed by the union of two gametes; broadly : the developing individual produced from such a cell

zygotic

play \zī-ˈgä-tik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of zygote

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

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zygote

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


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zygote

noun zy·gote \ ˈzī-ˌgōt \
: the new cell formed when a sperm cell joins with an egg cell

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zygote

noun zy·gote \ ˈzī-ˌgōt \
: a cell formed by the union of two gametes; broadly : the developing individual produced from such a cell

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