from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun [capitalized] [NL. (Förster, 1869).] A genus of hymenopterous insects.
  • noun In botany, conjugation; the fusion or union of two distinct cells or protoplasmic masses for reproduction. See conjugation, 4.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Biol.) The process of the merging of two gametes. Same as conjugation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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


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