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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 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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Comprehensive overviews of the observed variable features of oocytes, zygotes, embryos and blastocysts have been provided elsewhere (1-4).
The research team could not obtain human zygotes with this mutation on both copies of the genome (a rare homozygous genotype).
January 13, 2017 -- Researchers here have found a way to reprogram mouse embryonic stem cells so that they exhibit developmental characteristics resembling those of fertilized eggs, or zygotes.
The obvious answer to curtailing unwanted and unnamed zygotes includes access to health care through family planning clinics, access to birth control and sex education.
However, as discussed by Matthew Porteus of Stanford and Christina Dann of Indiana University in the June 2015 issue of Molecular Therapy, several technical obstacles may preclude successful zygote injection in humans, including the fact that "only a fraction of injected zygotes give rise to viable offspring.
Hamster embryos will stop dividing at two-cell stage when zygotes are exposed to cool white fluorescent light [5].
Subsection 57(4) of Chapter 8 of the NHA stipulates that '[t]he Minister may permit research on stem cells and zygotes which are not more than 14 days old on a written application and if (a) the applicant undertakes to document the research for record purposes; and (b) prior consent is obtained from the donor of such stem cells or zygotes'.
Basal medium that support IMO and cultured zygotes, is important for embryo development (6), (7) and quality (5).
But implications beyond abortion should not be ignored since "personhood" would apply even to the single-celled zygotes that exist very shortly after the sperm penetrates the egg.
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.