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English definition of “egg”

egg

noun [C] (REPRODUCTION)   /, eɪɡ/ biology
an oval, rounded object with a hard shell produced by female birds and particular female reptiles, from which a baby animal is born when it is developed An egg is also a cell produced by a woman or female animal from which a baby might develop if it combines with sperm from a male.
(Definition of egg noun (REPRODUCTION) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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