fertilized egg

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fertilized egg an animal organism in the early stages of growth and differentiation that in higher forms merge into fetal stages but in lower forms terminate in commencement of larval life
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Usage

In literature:

Fertile in ingenuity and resources, Beau was rarely at his wit's end for that nest egg of the gambler, a stake.
"Railway Adventures and Anecdotes extending over more than fifty years" by Various
Early in the season the eggs may not run as fertile or hatch as well as later.
"Ducks and Geese" by Harry M. Lamon
All of our common species lay their eggs in water, the eggs being fertilized as they are laid.
"The Ranidae" by Unknown
There, in a way which is not understood, the fertilization of the eggs is effected.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 6" by Various
From the union of the sexes comes the fertile egg from which the parent form of spring is hatched.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
If fertile eggs are to be prepared for a collection, they must be killed.
"Butterflies and Moths" by William S. Furneaux
He'd need them to preserve fertilized eggs, embryos.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
The eggs that rot are fertile eggs in which the germs have died.
"Our Domestic Birds" by John H. Robinson
In this trough her eggs are deposited and are then fertilized by the male.
"Alaska" by Ella Higginson
What were the experiments of Professor Loeb and others in connection with artificially fertilized eggs?
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney
The zygote is a "fertilized egg," or oosperm.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 4" by Various
They had not examined the yolks as chicken farmers do, to see if the egg was fertilized.
"Natalie: A Garden Scout" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
In 1956, three fertile eggs, from clutches that were at different stages of incubation, were immersed in water for 48 hours.
"Natural History of the Ornate Box Turtle, Terrapene ornata ornata Agassiz" by John M. Legler
Its last fertile eggs were taken in Norfolk and Suffolk about the year 1838.
"British Birds in their Haunts" by Rev. C. A. Johns
I once knew a man who ran a six hundred-egg machine for three weeks on one fertile egg.
"Natural and Artificial Duck Culture" by James Rankin
These embryos arise by the fusion of eggs, either before or after fertilization.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 8" by Various
This disparity in number is only a means of insuring fertilization of the egg.
"Being Well-Born" by Michael F. Guyer
After fertilization, the eggs rotate in the gravitational field so that the black animal hemisphere is uppermost.
"Significant Achievements in Space Bioscience 1958-1964" by National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Within these are produced sperm-cells which break away in great clusters to fertilize the ova, or eggs.
"Elementary Zoology, Second Edition" by Vernon L. Kellogg
The pestle and churning-stick and egg may perhaps be emblems of fertility.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
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In news:

Push to Declare a Fertilized Egg a 'Person' Offers New Tack on Abortion Debate.
Virginia lawmakers want to grant fertilized eggs the same rights as adults.
Mississippi's attempt to grant fertilized eggs the same rights as adult humans may have failed last week, but that hasn't stopped legislators in another Southern state from taking up their own amendment on that matter.
Last month, committees in both the Arizona House and Senate heard testimony on bills that would virtually wipe out egg donation as a fertility treatment in Arizona.
A small percentage of those couples turn to in vitro fertilization IVF is where the sperm and egg are combined in a laboratory dish.
Chicago fertility doctor failed to screen egg donors for STDs.
Freezing eggs for fertility works, caution urged.
Fertilized eggs don't have much in common with flooded homes, but Sen Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is holding up a flood insurance bill until the Senate votes to recognize the life begins at conception.
In our twenties, our fertility is at its peak -- eggs we freeze now would be more likely to thaw and become babies than eggs we freeze later.
At a time when many traditional lenders are struggling, companies that join forces with doctors to make loans for in vitro fertilization, egg harvesting and other fertility treatments say their business is thriving.
In vitro (VEE-trow) fertilization, or IVF (I-V-F), involves the careful stimulation of multiple egg production in a woman using a series of hormone injections or oral medications.
EARLIER THIS MONTH, Mississippi did something somewhat surprising: It rejected a " personhood " amendment to its state constitution that would have granted human eggs, from the moment of fertilization, the same rights as an actual person.
Voters in Mississippi were expected to make it the first state to confer protected legal status to fertilized human eggs Tuesday.
An anti-abortion group in Ohio has fallen short in its attempt to gather enough signatures to change the state constitution to declare that life begins when a human egg is fertilized.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An anti-abortion group in Ohio fell short Tuesday in its attempt to gather enough signatures to change the state constitution to declare that life begins when a human egg is fertilized.
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In science:

This essay presents a novel, general computational theory of how gynandromorphs are generated from a single fertilized egg.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
What is missing in all previous accounts of gynandromorphs is a detailed explanation and theory of how gynandromorphs develop from a single fertilized egg.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
Competition of males for females occurs because each male has enough sperm to fertilize the eggs of many females, while the sex ratio of most species is 1:1.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
Or, a female preference for a male trait is under selection because her mate choice affects her survival or fecundity (e.g., if males provide resources for the female, or if some males are more efficient at fertilizing her eggs).
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
Scharf (as cited on page 91 of Stauffer et al 2006) offered the additional argument of pre-selection: Only the fastest sperm cell can fertilize the egg cell, and cells with bad mutations may move slower and thus are less likely to enter the egg cell.
The Penna Model of Biological Aging
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