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1. Yoke; pair: zygodactyl.
2. Union: zygospore.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
zygo-or before a vowel
indicating a pair or a union: zygodactyl; zygospore.
[from Greek zugon yoke]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a combining form meaning “yoke,” “zygote”: zygomorphism. Also, esp. before a vowel,zyg-.
[comb. form of Greek zygón yoke]
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