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Definition 1: (genetics) the diploid cell resulting from the union of a haploid spermatozoon and ovum (including the organism that develops from that cell) - [noun denoting body]

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(fertilized ovum is a kind of ...) (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals

(... is a kind of fertilized ovum ) (genetics) an organism having two different alleles of a particular gene and so giving rise to varying offspring

(... is a kind of fertilized ovum ) (genetics) an organism having two identical alleles of a particular gene and so breeding true for the particular characteristic

(fertilized ovum belongs to category ...) a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently

(fertilized ovum belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms

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