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Definition of zygote noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

zygote

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈzaɪɡoʊt//
 
(biology)
 
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a single cell that develops into a person or animal, formed by the joining together of a male and a female gamete (= a cell that is provided by each parent)
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: zygote