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Zygote

The fertilized egg; enters a 2 week period of rapid cell division and develops into an embryo

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Embryo

The developing human organism - from 2 weeks after conception through the second month

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Fetus

Developing human organism from 9 weeks after conception to birth

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Teratogens

Agents such as chemicals and viruses that can reach the embryo or fetus during development and cause harm