zygogenesis

[ zahy-goh-jen-uh-sis, zig-oh- ]
/ ˌzaɪ goʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, ˌzɪg oʊ- /

noun Biology.

the formation of a zygote.
reproduction by means of gametes.

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Origin of zygogenesis

First recorded in 1945–50; zygo- + -genesis

OTHER WORDS FROM zygogenesis

zy·go·ge·net·ic [zahy-goh-juh-net-ik], /ˌzaɪ goʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, adjective
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Medical definitions for zygogenesis

zygogenesis
[ zī′gō-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]

n.

Reproduction involving the formation of a zygote.
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