Definition of "zygotes" []

  • The cell resulting from the union of an ovum and a spermatozoon (noun)
  • The organism that develops from such a cell (noun)
  • Plural form of zygote. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "zygotes" in a sentence
  • "Thomas Aquinas, the "go to" theologian for so much Catholic doctrine, once argued that male masturbation (onanism) was a kind of murder (this at a time when current belief held that sperm contained what we'd today call entire "zygotes")."
  • "Rick Santorum continues to be all about the zygotes."
  • "If a fetus is a potential human being and a zygote a potential fetus, aren't the man's thoughts potential zygotes and therefore potential fetuses feti? and therefore potential human beings worthy of legal protection?"