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Syngamy

Definition
noun
The fusion of gametes resulting in the formation of a zygote, which develops into a new organism.
Supplement
Word origin: Greek, comb. form repr. sýn, with, together with + –gamía, act of marrying.
Related forms: syngamic, syngamous (adjective).
Synonym: fertilization, fecundation.


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