zygote


zygote
/zuy"goht, zig"oht/, n. Biol.
the cell produced by the union of two gametes, before it undergoes cleavage.
[1885-90; < Gk zygotós yoked, equiv. to zygo-, var. s. of zygoûn to yoke, join together (deriv. of zygón YOKE1) + -tos adj. suffix]

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Universalium. 2010.