fertilized ovum

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Noun1.fertilized ovum - (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
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What made the news interesting was less about the parentage of the twins, and more about the fact that they were born to a surrogate mother-a host body to a fertilized ovum coming from the sperm of a male donor and the egg of a female donor.
provides that an in vitro fertilized ovum has juridical personality
Gestation refers to the process of implantation and development of fertilized ovum. If fertilized ovum implants in the site beyond uterus then it is called ectopic gestation.
To confirm these results, the researchers used an experimental model to test the effect of keeping the Suv4-20h2 active in the fertilized ovum.
Kobak et al (5) explained that the majority of intraligamentary pregnancies occur as a result of the rupture of tubal ectopic pregnancies along the mesosalpingeal border with secondary escape and implantation of the fertilized ovum between the two leaves of the broad ligament.
those which kill the fertilized ovum before implantation in the womb of the mother.
The pregnancy in a non-communicating horn is possible only through trans peritoneal migration of the sperm or fertilized ovum with an estimated incidence of one in every 1,00,000 to 1,40,000 pregnancies.
In insisting (with Aquinas) on the presence of bodily organs as the sign that the matter is sufficiently disposed for the rational soul, Amerini seems to overlook the degree of organization present in the biological system (including DNA) that contemporary biology recognizes in the fertilized ovum. If the fertilized ovum comprises the complete biological system that with nourishment will grow into the mature human being, then it seems that there might be a plausible argument for immediate hominization by a rational soul that would manifest first its vegetative, then sensitive, and finally rational powers.
A fertilized ovum is so small it cannot be seen with the naked eye; and another invisible and indestructible component is added that enlivens this new creation.
If the egg is fertilized, the fertilized ovum implants in the lining of the uterus at the beginning of pregnancy.
Placement of fertilized ovum (I.V.F) into the uterus.
The fertilized ovum (or ova) is transferred to the uterus of the woman to implant and develop.