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zygosis

[ zahy-goh-sis, zi- ]
/ zaɪˈgoʊ sɪs, zɪ- /
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noun Biology.

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

OTHER WORDS FROM zygosis

zy·gose [zahy-gohs, zig-ohs], /ˈzaɪ goʊs, ˈzɪg oʊs/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for zygosis

zygosis
/ (zaɪˈɡəʊsɪs, zɪ-) /

noun

biology another name for conjugation

Derived forms of zygosis

zygose (ˈzaɪɡəʊs, ˈzɪɡ-), adjective
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Medical definitions for zygosis

zygosis
[ zī-gōsĭs, zĭ- ]

n. pl. zy•go•ses (-sēz)

The union of gametes to form a zygote; conjugation.
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