ZYGOTE

zygote, fertilized ovum

(noun) (genetics) the diploid cell resulting from the union of a haploid spermatozoon and ovum (including the organism that develops from that cell)

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

zygote (plural zygotes)

A fertilized egg cell.

Hyponyms: homozygote, heterozygote

Source: Wiktionary



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Word of the Day

2 March 2024

ASCEND

(verb) move to a better position in life or to a better job; “She ascended from a life of poverty to one of great renown”


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Coffee Trivia

Coffee dates back to the 9th century. Goat herders in Ethiopia noticed their goats seem to be “dancing” after eating berries from a particular shrub. They reported it to the local monastery, and a monk made a drink out of it. The monk found out he felt energized and kept him awake at night. That’s how the first coffee drink was born.

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