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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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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.
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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]
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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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

zygote

the DIPLOID (1) cell produced by the fusion of the nuclei of male and female gamete nuclei at FERTILIZATION.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

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.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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