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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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It takes three to four days for the fertilised cell, or zygote, to reach the uterus and implant in the endometrium - the specially prepared uterine lining.
In early stages of the 3PN zygote development, cellular cleavage is likely to be normal, with arrested development or aneuploidy occurring at a later development stage (3).
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The video begins with an egg's release into the fallopian tube, egg and sperm "fus[ing] to form a zygote" in fertilization, and the zygote's implantation in the uterine lining.
At the first meiosis, the spindle axis of metaphase is oriented parallel to the surface of the zygote (Komaru et al.
Besides cultured cell lines, successful applications of the MMEJ-based knock-in strategy have also been demonstrated in zebrafish, Xenopus, and mouse through zygote injection [52-54].
Instead, the zygote utilized the maternal copy of the gene with the normal sequence as a template for repairing the DNA cut in the paternal copy produced by CRISPR.
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But the unique developmental potential of a zygote, formed right after the sperm and egg meet, is very difficult to study, due to limited materials and the lack of a cell-culture experimental system.
Because the SAC is involved in monitoring the metaphase-anaphase transition, to determine whether the cell cycle checkpoint mediates metaphase delay in response to oxidative stress, we analyzed the cell cycle kinetics of the first cleavage event in the zygote by monitoring the number of 2-cell blastocysts with both nuclei enriched for histone H3 phosphorylated on Ser10 (H3S10P), a marker of prometaphase/metaphase [15, 17].