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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The cell resulting from the union of an ovum and a spermatozoon (including the organism that develops from that cell).

Usage examples (37)
  • A fertilised zygote is no more a person than an acorn is an oak tree.
  • Do you know of anyone who would seriously claim a zygote is not alive?
  • The zygote is the first stage of development of an individual human being.
  • I certainly respect your points, anonymous ... but not everybody believes the way you do that a three-celled zygote is akin to an infant. for more
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