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zy·gote

 (zī′gōt′)
n.
1. The cell formed by the union of two gametes, especially a fertilized ovum before cleavage.
2. The organism that develops from a zygote.

[From Greek zugōtos, yoked, from zugoun, to yoke; see yeug- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

zy·got′ic (-gŏt′ĭk) adj.
zy·got′i·cal·ly adv.

zygote

(ˈzaɪɡəʊt; ˈzɪɡ-)
n
1. (Biology) the cell resulting from the union of an ovum and a spermatozoon
2. (Biology) the organism that develops from such a cell
[C19: from Greek zugōtos yoked, from zugoun to yoke]
zygotic adj
zyˈgotically adv

zy•gote

(ˈzaɪ goʊt, ˈzɪg oʊt)

n.
the cell produced by the union of two gametes, before it undergoes cleavage.
[1885–90; < Greek zygōtós yoked, v. adj. of zygoûn to yoke, join together, derivative of zygón yoke]
zy•got•ic (zaɪˈgɒt ɪk, zɪ-) adj.
zy•got′i•cal•ly, adv.

zy·gote

(zī′gōt′)
The cell formed by the union of the nuclei of two reproductive cells (called gametes), especially a fertilized egg cell.

zygote

1. A fertilized egg cell produced during sexual reproduction.
2. A fertilized egg, formed by the union of a sperm with an ovum.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zygote - (genetics) the diploid cell resulting from the union of a haploid spermatozoon and ovum (including the organism that develops from that cell)
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
cell - (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
heterozygote - (genetics) an organism having two different alleles of a particular gene and so giving rise to varying offspring
homozygote - (genetics) an organism having two identical alleles of a particular gene and so breeding true for the particular characteristic
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
Translations
tsygootti
zigota
zigóta

zygote

n (Biol) → Zygote f

zy·gote

n. cigoto, óvulo fertilizado, célula fecundada por la unión de dos gametos.

zygote

n cigoto
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Differentiation from zygotes in all cells of the body has been considered a unidirectional route.
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In group A, patients' zygotes were immediately cryopreserved, while the zygotes of group B couples were kept in culture medium for a subsequent 72 hr.
Those pieces of legislation argue that undeveloped zygotes are people too and should therefore be given full legal rights, thus making abortion, and even certain forms of birth control, illegal, the report said.
Three-fourths of zygotes or early embryos are naturally aborted, largely because of genetic defects.
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After fertilization for 18-20 h, the presumptive zygotes were denuded of cumulus cells and attached sperms by repeated puffing with a pipette.
AMSTERDAM -- A new genetic screen of zygotes performed a few hours after in vitro fertilization has advantages over conventional preimplantation genetic screening, particularly in patients with a very poor prognosis, based on results of the first clinical application of the procedure.
In science: an individual organism whose body contains cell populations derived from different zygotes, of the same or different species.
Coleochaete and embryophytes retain their zygotes on the maternal gametophyte, whereas Chaetosphaeridium expels its ova before fertilization.
High sperm-to-egg ratios for fertilization may result in polyspermy, dissolution of egg membranes, and/or abnormal development of zygotes (Stephano & Gould 1988, Clotteau & Dube 1993, Encena et al.
EIGHTY PERCENT OF ALL ZYGOTES FAIL TO IMPLANT, AND ARE DISCHARGED NATURALLY .