zygogenesis

zygogenesis
\\|zīgō, |zigō+\ noun
Etymology: New Latin, from zyg- + genesis
: reproduction by means of specialized germ cells or gametes : sexual and biparental reproduction

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zygogenetic /zuy'goh jeuh net"ik/, adj.
/zuy'goh jen"euh sis, zig'oh-/, n. Biol.
1. the formation of a zygote.
2. reproduction by means of gametes.
[1945-50; ZYGO- + -GENESIS]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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