di·sper·my 'dī-.spər-mē n, pl -mies the entrance of two spermatozoa into one egg compare MONOSPERMY, POLYSPERMY

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di·sper·my (diґspər-me) the penetration of two spermatozoa into one oocyte.

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  • dispermy — noun The penetration of an ovum by two spermatozoa …   Wiktionary

  • dispermy — n. fertilization of one ovum by two spermatozoa (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dispermy — di·sper·my …   English syllables

  • dispermy — ˈdīˌspərmē noun ( es) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary di + spermy : the entrance of two spermatozoa into one egg compare monospermy, polyspermy …   Useful english dictionary

  • dispermy, dispermia — Entrance of two spermatozoa into one ovum …   Medical dictionary

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  • Polyploidy — occurs in cells and organisms when there are more than two homologous sets of chromosomes.Most organisms are normally diploid; polyploidy may occur due to abnormal cell division. It is most commonly found in plants. Haploidy may also occur as a… …   Wikipedia

  • Digyny — (also digynia) refers to the process of a diploid ovum becoming fertilized by a monoploid sperm. The result of digyny is a triploid zygote. In humans, both gametes (ovum and sperm) are normally monoploid and give rise to a diploid zygote. Digyny… …   Wikipedia

  • polyspermy — polyspermic /pol ee sperr mik/, adj. /pol ee sperr mee/, n. the fertilization of an ovum by several spermatozoa. Cf. dispermy, monospermy. [1885 90; see POLYSPERMIA, Y3] * * * …   Universalium

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