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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If fertilized ovum implants in the site beyond uterus then it is called ectopic gestation.
But once fertilization occurs, the attachments disappear and the fertilized ovum can develop into a new organism.
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.
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.
How then can the Court reject the submission that life begins at the implantation of the fertilized ovum in the uterine wall when the Court a priori refused to decide when life begins?
If the egg is fertilized, the fertilized ovum implants in the lining of the uterus at the beginning of pregnancy.
The fertilized ovum (or ova) is transferred to the uterus of the woman to implant and develop.
2) Furthermore, some Member States only legally consider that an embryo comes into existence upon transplantation of a fertilized ovum in the endometrium.
By using appropriate suggestions, the menstrual cycle can be regulated and the uterus rendered inhospitable to the fertilized ovum.