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Synonyms for egg

get or have or be left with or end up with egg on your face


  • be humiliated
  • be embarrassed
  • be crushed
  • be put down
  • be shamed
  • look foolish
  • be taken down a peg
  • be put in your place

Synonyms for egg

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Only with this century and the discovery of chromosomes -- the gossamer strands of DNA inside every living cell -- came today's accepted notion that male and female sex cells contribute equally to genetic inheritance.
They suspect that a biochemical modification of the DNA in male or female sex cells somehow results in variable expressions of otherwise identical genes.
In nature, plants transfer genes through pollen, dust-like particles that carry male sex cells to female sex cells.