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Definition of "syngamy" []

  • The fusion of two gametes in fertilization. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "syngamy" in a sentence
  • "A pollinator is the biotic agent (vector) that moves pollen from the male anthers of a flower to the female stigma of a flower to accomplish fertilization or '' syngamy '' of the female gamete in the ovule of the flower by the male gamete from the pollen grain."
  • "Cross-pollination (syngamy): pollen is delivered to a flower of a different plant."
  • "Then their nuclear membranes disintegrate and the paternally and maternally contributed chromosomes pair up, an event called syngamy."
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