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1. zygote

noun. ['ˈzaɪgoʊt'] (genetics) the diploid cell resulting from the union of a haploid spermatozoon and ovum (including the organism that develops from that cell).

Synonyms

  • heterozygote
  • homozygote
  • cell

Antonyms

  • electrolytic cell

Etymology

  • ζυγωτός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • ζυγός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Zygote

  • homozygote

Sentences with zygote


1. Noun, singular or mass
Sometimes the zygote does not receive the correct number of chromosomes.

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