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2011-08-19 14:49:59

Scientists have discovered exactly how a human egg captures incoming sperm to begin the process of fertilization. The new study could help future couples who suffer from infertility. The international team of researchers found that a specific kind of sugar molecule makes the outer coat of the egg "sticky," which helps the egg and sperm bind together. "The details we've discovered here fill in a huge gap in our knowledge of fertility and we hope they will ultimately help many of those...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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