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zygosis

[zahy-goh-sis, zi-] /zaɪˈgoʊ sɪs, zɪ-/
noun, Biology
1.
the union of two gametes; conjugation.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < Neo-Latin zygōsis < Greek zýgōsis a yoking. See zygote, -sis
Related forms
zygose
[zahy-gohs, zig-ohs] /ˈzaɪ goʊs, ˈzɪg oʊs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for zygosis

zygosis

/zaɪˈɡəʊsɪs; zɪ-/
noun
1.
(biology) another name for conjugation
Derived Forms
zygose (ˈzaɪɡəʊs; ˈzɪɡ-) adjective
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zygosis in Medicine

zygosis zy·go·sis (zī-gō'sĭs, zĭ-)
n. pl. zy·go·ses (-sēz)
The union of gametes to form a zygote; conjugation.

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