fertilized egg

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Synonyms for fertilized egg

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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Unless God contravenes the laws of nature, it is ludicrous to suppose a fertilized egg enjoys human subjectivity.
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg does not reach the uterus and starts growing outside the uterus.
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.
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.
At that point the embryo is just a single cell, the fertilized egg.
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.
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.
No one disputes that a fertilized egg contains the genetic building blocks needed to develop into a human being.
If a fertilized egg has already implanted in the uterus, the pill has no effect and does not terminate the pregnancy.
Particularly vehement religious fervor is now focused on the morning-after pill, which prevents pregnancy within the first few days after intercourse--sometimes by flushing out a fertilized egg.
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants outside the uterus, most commonly in the fallopian tube.