Conception Definition | Psychology Glossary

Conception is when two gametes come together in fusion. This involves one male cell (a sperm) and one female cell (an egg). After mating, usually anyway, these gametes combine into an embryo where each one contributes 50% of the parent’s DNA.  This results in a unique offspring combining both of the parent’s genes.

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