An Egg Is Just One Cell

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One of Earth's biggest cells is one you're probably really familiar with.

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To learn more about this topic, start your googling with these keywords:
- Cell: the smallest unit that can execute all the activities required for life
- Egg: the organic vessel containing the zygote in which an embryo develops until it can survive on its own
- Fertilization: the union of male and female gametes during sexual reproduction to form a zygote

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Starck J (2020) Morphology of the avian yolk sac, Journal of Morphology 282:7, (959-972).