• WordNet 3.6
    • n zygote (genetics) the diploid cell resulting from the union of a haploid spermatozoon and ovum (including the organism that develops from that cell)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n zygote In biology, a fertilized ovum, or the equivalent, in plants and in unicellular organisms, of a fertilized egg; the product of the conjugation of gametes, or sexual cells.
    • n zygote Same as zygospore.
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In literature:

ZYGOTE (yolk), the fertilized egg-cell; the united cell formed by the union of the ovum and spermatozooen after fertilization.
"Applied Eugenics" by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
At present our only way of appreciating those differences is to observe the properties of the zygotes which they form.
"Mendelism" by Reginald Crundall Punnett
IX, X, show the formation of the zygote by fusion of the nuclei of the gametes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
Was it better than reverting past the embryo to the simple lifeless zygote?
"A Feast of Demons" by William Morrison
Or does it depend upon the conditions to which the zygote is subjected in its development?
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various
The zygote is a "fertilized egg," or oosperm.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 4" by Various
E, Microspheric individual produced from zygote.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 6" by Various
From such a cell (zygote), half male, half female, the body of every living organism has sprung.
"Feminism and Sex-Extinction" by Arabella Kenealy
Numerous sporozoites are formed in each zygote.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 5" by Various
XIII., The motile zygote.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 7" by Various

In news:

TBP is not universally required for zygotic RNA polymerase II transcription in zebrafish.
Zygote in my coffeeYou know that angry guy in the cubicle next to you, the one everyone makes Office Space jokes about.
Mississippi expressly said, while Michigan simply presupposes, that the fertilized human ovum, a zygote , is a person entitled to the equal protection of the laws.
Naropa student publishes first book, 'Automatic Zygote '.
Jonathan Huey, a student at Naropa University, recently published a book of poems called Automatic Zygote .
To order a copy of "Automatic Zygote ," visit Amazon.com or blazevox.org.
Mississippi expressly said, while Michigan simply presupposes, that the fertilized human ovum, a zygote, is a person entitled to the equal protection of the laws.
Cytoplasmic DNA injection into mammalian zygotes.
Liz Maugans, managing director of Zygote Press, the Cleveland fine-arts print workshop, is shown with artwork, "Slipping".
Two kids, two zygotes, and a dilemma.
And last week at a New Albany debate, Theological Gynecologist and US Senate hopeful Richard Mourdock opined that zygotes formed via rape are God's will.
They then reason that ethics apply to the zygote/fetus, and thereby advocate laws to protect the fetus.

In science:

The CET counter has the value 1 at the beginning of development and is incremented by one at each new assignment (0 is the CET value of the zygote): in practise the CET value is a progressive number representing the creation order.
Epigenetic Tracking, a Method to Generate Arbitrary Shapes By Using Evolutionary-Developmental Techniques
If we take as an example the organismal level, integration and regulation are not due to addition, but to differentiation from an original “organism”, one zygote cell.
Randomness and Multi-level Interactions in Biology
Computationally modeled bilateral gynandromorphs each grown from a single cell (zygote) containing a set of male and female chromosomes.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
The model by Parker, Baker, and Smith [137] showed that coexistence of two gamete sizes is favoured over one gamete size if there is a sufficiently high advantage in producing large, well provisioned zygotes. (For an overview, see Chapter 6 of .) The second is the ratio between the two sexes.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
Then these two bit-strings fuse to form the diploid zygote from which develops into the child.
The Penna Model of Biological Aging