zygosis

[zahy-goh-sis, zi-]

noun Biology.

the union of two gametes; conjugation.

Nearby words

  1. zygophore,
  2. zygophyllaceous,
  3. zygophyte,
  4. zygopteran,
  5. zygose,
  6. zygosity,
  7. zygosporangium,
  8. zygospore,
  9. zygote,
  10. zygotene

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

zygosis

noun

biology another name for conjugation
Derived Formszygose (ˈzaɪɡəʊs, ˈzɪɡ-), adjective

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Medicine definitions for zygose

zygosis

[zī-gōsĭs, zĭ-]

n. pl. zy•go•ses (-sēz)

The union of gametes to form a zygote; conjugation.

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