nCytula(Biol) The fertilized egg cell or parent cell, from the development of which the child or other organism is formed.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
ncytulaIn biology, a fertilized egg-cell; an impregnated ovum; the parent cell of any organism. It is the ovum of the female, which is fecundated by becoming united with the substance of one spermatozoön, or more, of the male.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. ky`tos a hollow vessel
The ovum after the nucleus had been re-formed became the cytula, which was the ontogenetic counterpart of the amoeba.
"Form and Function" by E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell