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  1. zygosisnoun

    The union of gametes to form a zygote; conjugation.


  1. zygosis

    A zygote (from Ancient Greek ζυγωτός (zygōtós) 'joined, yoked', from ζυγοῦν (zygoun) 'to join, to yoke') is a eukaryotic cell formed by a fertilization event between two gametes. The zygote's genome is a combination of the DNA in each gamete, and contains all of the genetic information of a new individual organism. In multicellular organisms, the zygote is the earliest developmental stage. In humans and most other anisogamous organisms, a zygote is formed when an egg cell and sperm cell come together to create a new unique organism. In single-celled organisms, the zygote can divide asexually by mitosis to produce identical offspring. German zoologists Oscar and Richard Hertwig made some of the first discoveries on animal zygote formation in the late 19th century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Zygosisnoun

    same as Conjugation

  2. Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. balancing, fr. zygo`n yoke.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Zygosis

    zī-gō′sis, n. (bot.) conjugation, the coalescence of two distinct cells: the sexual intercourse of protoplasmic bodies.—n. Zy′goīte, an organism resulting from zygosis.—adj. Zy′gose, pertaining to zygosis. [Gr. zygōsis, a joining.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of zygosis in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of zygosis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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