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zy·gote  audio  (zgt) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. The cell formed by the union of two gametes, especially a fertilized ovum before cleavage.
  2. The organism that develops from a zygote.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek zugtos, yoked, from zugoun, to yoke; see yeug- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
zy·gotic  (-gtk) KEY (Adjective), zy·goti·cal·ly(Adverb)


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