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(English) In fish, the term egg usually refers to female haploid gametes. In reptiles, birds, amphibians and insects the term egg refers to a fertilized ovum with protective and nutritive tissues. (See also: ovum, haploid, fertilization)
(French) Chez les poissons, le terme oeuf est qui habituellement fait référence aux gamètes haploïdes féminins. Chez les reptiles, les oiseaux, les amphibies et les insectes, le terme oeuf est ce qui fait référence à un ovule fécondé avec les tissus protecteurs et nutritifs. (See also: ovum, haploid, fertilization)
(Portuguese) Em ictiologia o termo ovo refere-se usualmente ao gâmeta feminino haplóide. Nos répteis, aves, anfíbios e insectos designa uma entidade diplóide com tecido nutritivo e de protecção. (See also: ovum, haploid, fertilization)

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