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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]

Synonyms for zygote in the sense of this definition

(zygote 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 zygote ) (genetics) an organism having two different alleles of a particular gene and so giving rise to varying offspring

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

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

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

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