The definition of a zygote is the cell that forms by the union of an egg cell and a sperm cell.(noun)
A fertilized female egg from which a baby will develop is an example of a zygote.
See zygote in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < Gr zygōtos, yoked < zygon, yoke
See zygote in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From Greek zugōtos, yoked
Origin: , from zugoun, to yoke; see yeug- in Indo-European roots.
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