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zygote

zy·gote

zygote

pronunciation:
zaI got
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a cell formed by the union of two gametes or sex cells.
definition 2: the developing organism created by this union.
derivations: zygotic (adj.), zygotically (adv.)
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The word zygote contains the following part:
zyg, zygo Greek root that means pair
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