HyperDic: zygote

English > 1 sense of the word zygote:
NOUNbodyzygote, fertilized ovum(genetics) the diploid cell resulting from the union of a haploid spermatozoon and ovum (including the organism that develops from that cell)
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English > zygote: 1 sense > noun 1, body
Meaning(genetics) the diploid cell resulting from the union of a haploid spermatozoon and ovum (including the organism that develops from that cell).
Synonymfertilized ovum
Categorygenetics, genetic scienceThe branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
organism, beingA living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
Narrowerheterozygote(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
Broadercell(biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms
Spanishcigoto, zigoto
Catalanzigot
Adjectiveszygoticof or relating to a zygote

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