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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Zygote, a cell, which is the result of fusion of two gametes, a fertilized egg; a zygospore; the diploid cell resulting from the fusion of two haploid gametes; “broadly, the developing individual produced from such a cell” (WIII); a cell in which two nuclei of opposite sex have undergone fusion (Ainswort & Bisby): according to Stearn (ed.4): zygota,-ae (s.f.I), abl.sg. zygota, nom. pl. zygotae, gen. pl. zygotarum, dat. & abl. pl. zygotis [> Gk. zygOtos, yoked > zygoun, to yoke, join together > zygon, yoke (WIII)];

- coenozygota,-ae (s.f.I), abl. sg. coenozygota; see zygophore.

NOTE: the derivation of Eucaryote is parallel to that of ‘zygote’ (WIII).

 

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