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Etymology of the English word zygote

the English word zygote
derived from the Greek word zugotos, ζυγωτός (yoked)
derived from the Greek word zugoun, ζυγοῦν (to yoke)
derived from the Greek word zugoein, ζυγόω (to yoke together)

Date

The earliest known usage of zygote in English dates from the 19th century.

Derivations in English

hemizygote, heterozygote, homozygote, zygotic

Usage

Word found in Modern English



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