A fertilized female egg from which a baby will develop is an example of a zygote.
Other Word Forms
Origin of zygote
- From Greek zugōtos yoked from zugoun to yoke yeug- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek ζυγωτός (zugōtos, “yoked”), from ζυγός (zugos, “yoke”).