A fertilized female egg from which a baby will develop is an example of a zygote.
Origin of zygotefrom Classical Greek zyg?tos, yoked from zygon, yoke
- The cell formed by the union of two gametes, especially a fertilized ovum before cleavage.
- The organism that develops from a zygote.
Origin of zygoteFrom Greek zugōtos yoked from zugoun to yoke ; see yeug- in Indo-European roots.
- A fertilized egg cell.
From Ancient Greek ζυγωτός (zugōtos, “yoked”), from ζυγός (zugos, “yoke”).