Definition of Fertilized ovum
1. Noun. (genetics) the diploid cell resulting from the union of a haploid spermatozoon and ovum (including the organism that develops from that cell).
Category relationships: Being, Organism, Genetic Science, Genetics
Generic synonyms: Cell
Specialized synonyms: Heterozygote, Homozygote
Derivative terms: Zygotic
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Literary usage of Fertilized ovum
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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"SEGMENTATION OF THE fertilized ovum. The early segmentation of the human ovum has not yet been observed, but judging from what is known to occur in other ..."
2. A Text-book of physiology: For Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1915)
"For it is evident that in the fertilized ovum there may exist preformed ... If the fertilized ovum of one animal is in the beginning substantially similar ..."
3. Diseases of Women by Harry Sturgeon Crossen (1922)
"Now, if the progress of the fertilized ovum is interfered with so that it remains in the tube ... If a fertilized ovum lodges in one of these blind canals, ..."
4. The American Gynaecological and Obstetrical Journal (1901)
"... must be proven to be absolutely free from gestation changes. Whether a fertilized ovum may become implanted and develop in the free ..."
5. The Laws of Heredity by George Archdall O'Brien Reid (1910)
"Never in all the generations between fertilized ovum and fertilized ovum does conjugation take place. The somatic cells of the parent, therefore, ..."