fertilized egg

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an animal organism in the early stages of growth and differentiation that in higher forms merge into fetal stages but in lower forms terminate in commencement of larval life

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If a fertilized egg has been flattened to a flattening degree of less than 0.
Unless God contravenes the laws of nature, it is ludicrous to suppose a fertilized egg enjoys human subjectivity.
Rather, pregnancy is defined by the implantation of a fertilized egg in the wall of the uterus.
Most of the genetic material would be from the parents of the first fertilized egg, since mitochondria contain only a smidge of genetic material.
A study done in England not too long ago showed that perhaps 40 percent of fertilized eggs were missing so much chromosomal material that a pregnancy would not last long enough to be noticed.
Most antiabortion groups consider a fertilized egg to be a human being and thus see anything preventing it from attaching to the uterus as a form of abortion.
Some religious conservatives and abortion opponents claim that in isolated instances, Plan B can prevent an already fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus, thereby "aborting" a conceived human being.
When a fertilized egg finds itself in a special environment -- a woman's uterus -- it may multiply and differentiate into a new person, whose individuality will be based in large measure on its new genetic makeup.
A higher rate of miscarriage was observed among the women reporting extremely strenuous activity during the time when the fertilized egg would implant in the uterus versus the women whose activity was less strenuous.
It prevents a fertilized egg from implanting itself in the womb.
Successful reproduction is a complicated process that depends upon many factors, including production of healthy sperm by the man and healthy eggs by the woman; normally functioning fallopian tubes that allow the sperm to reach the egg; the sperm's ability to penetrate and fertilize the egg; implantation of the fertilized egg (embryo) in the woman's uterus; and a proper hormonal balance to maintain the pregnancy to full term.
These images evoke the Big Bang, as well as the formation of cells in a fertilized egg - a cosmic womb in which the human and the universal become one.
His definition of a human being depends upon the forty-six chromosomes first present in the fertilized egg.
CHICAGO -- Noting that an unimplanted, fertilized egg is not a "human being" for purposes of a wrongful death action, the Illinois Appellate Court today reversed a 2005 decision by a Cook County Judge.
British researchers have been successful in transplanting the genetic material in the nucleus of a fertilized human egg into another fertilized egg without carrying over mitochondria.