- zygote (n.)
- 1880, coined 1878 by German cytologist Eduard Strasburger (1844-1912), the widespread attribution to William Bateson being apparently erroneous; from Greek zygotos "yoked," from zygon "yoke" (see jugular).
- 1. An isolated cell comes close to satisfying the likeness of a zygote.
- 2. The zygote has a fixed complement of genetic information in its nucleus.
- 3. The product of fertilization is the zygote.
- 4. The classical literature of embryology documents these patterns in detail for the zygote.
- 5. The zygote is best appraised by stating that it is an inherently unstable entity.
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