Describe in Brief What Happens to the Zygote After It Gets Implanted. - Science

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Describe in brief what happens to the zygote after it gets implanted.

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The zygote formed after fertilisation in the fallopian tube is implanted in the uterus. It divides repeatedly to form a mass of cells known as embryo. This embryo gets attached to the inner layer of the uterine cavity, i.e., endometrium.  It thickens every month and is supplied with blood to nourish the embryo. Soon it gets covered by rapidly dividing uterine cells. This leads to pregnancy.

Within a span of some months, the embryo starts developing limbs and begins to resemble a miniature human being. When all body parts of the embryo can be recognised, it becomes a foetus. When this foetus is fully developed, the mother gives birth to the baby.

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