dispermy

  • 1 dispermy — dispermic, adj. /duy sperr mee/, n. the fertilization of an ovum by two spermatozoa. Cf. monospermy, polyspermy. [1895 1900; DI 1 + spermy < Gk spermía. See SPERM, Y3] * * * …

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  • 2 dispermy — noun The penetration of an ovum by two spermatozoa …

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  • 3 dispermy — di·sper·my dī .spər mē n, pl mies the entrance of two spermatozoa into one egg compare MONOSPERMY, POLYSPERMY * * * di·sper·my (diґspər me) the penetration of two spermatozoa into one oocyte …

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  • 4 dispermy — n. fertilization of one ovum by two spermatozoa (Biology) …

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  • 5 dispermy — di·sper·my …

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  • 6 dispermy — ˈdīˌspərmē noun ( es) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary di + spermy : the entrance of two spermatozoa into one egg compare monospermy, polyspermy …

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  • 7 dispermy, dispermia — Entrance of two spermatozoa into one ovum …

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  • 8 Duality — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Duality >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 duality duality dualism Sgm: N 1 duplicity duplicity Sgm: N 1 biplicity biplicity biformity Sgm: N 1 polarity polarity GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 two …

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  • 9 Polyploidy — occurs in cells and organisms when there are more than two homologous sets of chromosomes.Most organisms are normally diploid; polyploidy may occur due to abnormal cell division. It is most commonly found in plants. Haploidy may also occur as a… …

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  • 10 Digyny — (also digynia) refers to the process of a diploid ovum becoming fertilized by a monoploid sperm. The result of digyny is a triploid zygote. In humans, both gametes (ovum and sperm) are normally monoploid and give rise to a diploid zygote. Digyny… …

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  • 11 polyspermy — polyspermic /pol ee sperr mik/, adj. /pol ee sperr mee/, n. the fertilization of an ovum by several spermatozoa. Cf. dispermy, monospermy. [1885 90; see POLYSPERMIA, Y3] * * * …

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  • 12 monospermy — Fertilization by the entrance of only one spermatozoon into the egg. [mono + G. sperma, seed] * * * mono·sper·my män ō .spər mē n, pl mies the entry of a single fertilizing sperm into an egg compare DISPERMY …

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  • 13 polyspermy — The entrance of more than one spermatozoon into the ovum. SYN: polyspermia (1), polyspermism. * * * poly·sper·my päl i .spər mē n, pl mies the entrance of several spermatozoa into one egg compare DISPERMY, MONOSPERMY …

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  • 14 dispermous —   a. having two seeds.    ♦ dispermy, n. union of two sperm cells and one ovum …

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  • 15 dispermic — (ˈ)dī+ adjective Etymology: di + spermic : of, relating to, or involving dispermy …

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  • 16 monospermy — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌspərmē noun ( es) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary mon + spermy : the entry of a single fertilizing sperm into an egg compare dispermy, polyspermy * * * monospermic, adj …

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