noun. ['ˈzaɪgoʊt'] (genetics) the diploid cell resulting from the union of a haploid spermatozoon and ovum (including the organism that develops from that cell).
- electrolytic cell
- ζυγωτός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
- ζυγός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Rhymes with Zygote
Sentences with zygote
1. Noun, singular or mass
Sometimes the zygote does not receive the correct number of chromosomes.