Syngamy

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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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