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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The union of gametes to form a zygote; conjugation.

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  • n. The union of gametes to form a zygote; conjugation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The process of the merging of two gametes. Same as conjugation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Asexual intercourse of protoplasmic bodies, resulting in their confluence and coalescence; the process and result of conjugation in protozoans or other of the lowest organisms. See conjugation, 4.
  • n. [capitalized] [NL. (F├Ârster, 1869).] A genus of hymenopterous insects.
  • n. In botany, conjugation; the fusion or union of two distinct cells or protoplasmic masses for reproduction. See conjugation, 4.

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