Definition of


  1. (noun, body) (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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Synonyms of Zygote

fertilized ovum

Alternate forms of Zygote

Derivations: zygotic

Hyponyms: heterozygote, homozygote

Hypernyms: cell

Origin of the word Zygote

  1. 1891, from Gk. zygotos "yoked," from zygon "yoke" (see jugular). more

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Words that sound like Zygote

zakat, zed, zeidae, zest, zesty, zeta, zit, ziti, zooid

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