TITLE

Egg

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Egg. The reproductive cell of a female organism is called an ovum, or egg. When a sperm, the reproductive cell of a male organism, unites with an ovum (a process called fertilization), a cell is formed that develops into a new organism. For a discussion of fertilization, In common usage, the term ``egg'' is also used to refer to a reproductive body that is laid (passed outside the body) by certain kinds of animals. Animals that lay eggs include birds, and most insects, fish, and reptiles. This article is mainly about the egg laid by the domestic chicken. Chicken eggs are an important part of the diet for many people.
ACCESSION #
37310027

 

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