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conception

 [kon-sep´shun]
1. the onset of pregnancy, marked by implantation of the blastocyst; the formation of a viable zygote.

con·cep·tion

(kon-sep'shŭn),
1. Synonym(s): concept
2. Act of forming a general idea or notion.
3. Fertilization of oocyte by a sperm.
[L. conceptio; see concept]

conception

/con·cep·tion/ (kon-sep´shun)
1. an imprecise term denoting the formation of a viable zygote.concep´tive

conception

(kən-sĕp′shən)
n.
1.
a. Formation of a viable zygote by the union of the male sperm and female ovum; fertilization.
b. The entity formed by the union of the male sperm and female ovum; an embryo or zygote.
2.
a. The ability to form or understand mental concepts and abstractions: happiness beyond conception.
b. Something conceived in the mind or believed by a group of people; a concept, thought, or belief: the medieval conception of justice.
c. The beginning or formation of an idea or plan: She was involved in the project from its conception.

con·cep′tion·al adj.
con·cep′tive adj.
con·cep′tive·ly adv.

conception

[kənsep′shən]
Etymology: L, concipere, to take together
1 the beginning of pregnancy, usually taken to be the instant that a spermatozoon enters an ovum and forms a viable zygote.
2 the act or process of fertilization.
3 the act or process of creating an idea or notion.
4 the idea or notion created; a general impression resulting from the interpretation of a symbol or set of symbols.

conception

Fertilisation; the union of semen and ovum, usually during intercourse; impregnation.

conception

Reproduction biology The onset of pregnancy, marked by implantation of a blastocyst in the endometrium, and formation of a viable zygote

con·cep·tion

(kŏn-sep'shŭn)
1. Synonym(s): concept.
2. Act of forming a general idea or notion.
3. Act of conceiving, or becoming pregnant; fertilization of the oocyte by a sperm to form a zygote.
[L. conceptio; see concept]

conception

1. Penetration of an OVUM by a SPERMATOZOON, with the initiation of a new individual and the state of pregnancy. The formation of a ZYGOTE.
2. The individual zygote or embryo so formed.

Conception

The union of egg and sperm to form a fetus.

conception

the onset of pregnancy, marked by implantation of the blastocyst; the formation of a viable zygote. See also reproduction.

conception efficiency
see conception rate (below).
conception failure
when conception begins but fails soon afterwards. One of the most common causes of reproductive wastage in dairy cows.
conception prevention
prevention of the establishment of pregnancy by the use of teaser males in commercial herds or flocks, or progestagen implants in the control of female wild animals.
conception rate
percentage of matings that result in conception.
conception Vessel
in acupuncture one of the two major extra meridians, besides the 12 regular meridians.

Patient discussion about conception

Q. What does the concept of fitness stands for?

A. Dagmar said it well.

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The deliberate compositional confusion of the particular and the general, the subjective and the objective, the local and the universal, the corpuscular and the conceptional is also apparent in another sphere of the Hamlet-world--in the imported Hamlet-university substituting the neglected Wittenberg-world of lectures, seminars, courses and discourses on diverse subjects given voluntarily by self-appointed experts of all the fields that come to view within the "gross and scope" of their opinions in the "book and volume" of Hamlet's world.
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