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[zahy-goh-sis, zi-]
noun Biology.
  1. the union of two gametes; conjugation.
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Origin of zygosis

1875–80; < New Latin zygōsis < Greek zýgōsis a yoking. See zygote, -sis
Related formszy·gose [zahy-gohs, zig-ohs] /ˈzaɪ goʊs, ˈzɪg oʊs/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for zygose


  1. biology another name for conjugation
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Derived Formszygose (ˈzaɪɡəʊs, ˈzɪɡ-), adjective
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zygose in Medicine


(zī-gōsĭs, zĭ-)
n. pl. zy•go•ses (-sēz)
  1. The union of gametes to form a zygote; conjugation.
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