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zygote

 [zi´gōt]
the cell resulting from union of a male and a female gamete; the fertilized ovum (see also reproduction). More precisely, the cell after synapsis at the completion of fertilization until first cleavage. adj., adj zygot´ic.
Development of the zygote. A, A sperm enters the ovum. B, The 23 chromosomes from the sperm mingle with the 23 chromosomes from the ovum, restoring the diploid number to 46. C, The fertilized ovum, now called a zygote, is ready for the first mitotic cell division. From McKinney et al., 2000.

zy·gote

(zī'gōt),
1. The diploid cell resulting from union of a sperm and a secondary oocyte. Compare: conceptus.
2. The early embryo that develops from a fertilized oocyte.
[G. zygōtos, yoked]

zygote

/zy·gote/ (zi´gōt) the diploid cell resulting from union of a male and a female gamete. More precisely, the cell after synapsis at the completion of fertilization until first cleavage.zygot´ic

zygote

(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.

zy·got′ic (-gŏt′ĭk) adj.
zy·got′i·cal·ly adv.

zygote

[zī′gōt]
Etymology: Gk, zygon, yoke
the combined cell produced by the union of a sperm pronucleus and an egg pronucleus at the completion of fertilization until the first cleavage. Also called zygocyte.

zy·gote

(zī'gōt)
1. The diploid cell resulting from union of a sperm and an oocyte.
Compare: conceptus
2. The early embryo that develops from a fertilized oocyte.
[G. zygōtos, yoked]

zygote

An egg (ovum) that has been fertilized but has not yet undergone the first cleavage division. A zygote contains a complete (DIPLOID) set of chromosomes, half from ovum and half from the fertilizing sperm, and thus all the genetic code for a new individual.

zygote

the DIPLOID (1) cell produced by the fusion of the nuclei of male and female gamete nuclei at FERTILIZATION.

Zygote

The result of the sperm successfully fertilizing the ovum. The zygote is a single cell that contains the genetic material of both the mother and the father.

zy·gote

(zī'gōt)
1. Diploid cell resulting from union of a sperm and a secondary oocyte.
2. Early embryo that develops from a fertilized oocyte.
[G. zygōtos, yoked]

zygote

the cell resulting from union of a male and female gamete; the fertilized ovum. More precisely, the cell after synapsis at the completion of fertilization until first cleavage.