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

3 February 2023

KEEP

(verb) cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., ‘keep clean’; “hold in place”; “She always held herself as a lady”; “The students keep me on my toes”


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Coffee Trivia

The average annual yield from one coffee tree is the equivalent of 1 to 1 1/2 pounds of roasted coffee. It takes about 4,000 hand-picked green coffee beans to make a pound of coffee.

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