Definitions

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

  • n. The fusion of two gametes in fertilization.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The fusion of two gametes to form a zygote.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Natural and fertile interbreeding.
  • n. The fertilization of the egg considered as a process of cellular or nuclear fusion.

Etymologies

From syn- + -gamy (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    Pollinator

  • Cross-pollination (syngamy): pollen is delivered to a flower of a different plant.

    Pollination

  • The result of syngamy is an entity with an individual genome.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • Then their nuclear membranes disintegrate and the paternally and maternally contributed chromosomes pair up, an event called syngamy.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • What we do press is this -- that when an authority comes forward to assure us that all the processes of life, including man's highest as well as his lowest attributes, can be explained on chemico-physical lines, we are entitled to ask for a more cogent proof of it than the demonstration, however complete, of the germination of an egg, caused by artificial stimulus and not by the ordinary method of syngamy, even though that germination may lead to the production of a perfect adult form.

    Science and Morals and Other Essays

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