n. [Gr. hyle, material; gamos, marriage]
The fusion of gametes; syngamy.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • syngamy — n. [Gr. syn, together; gamos, marriage] 1. Union of male and female gametes following fertilization to form a zygote; gametogamy; hylogamy; see pseudogamy. 2. Permanent union of both female and male reproductive units; male element sometimes… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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