Medical Term:

egg

Pronunciation: eg

Definition: The female sexual cell, or gamete; after fertilization and fusion of the pronuclei it is a zygote; in humans the term egg is not used. In reptiles and birds, the egg is provided with a protective shell, membranes, albumin, and yolk for the nourishment of the embryo.

[A.S. aeg]

See Also: oocyte, ovum

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