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Conception

A single sperm cell penetrates the outer coating of the egg and fuse to form one fertilized south.

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Zygote

Fertilized sell with 100 cells, which become increasingly diverse. At about 14 days the zygote turns into an embryo.

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Teratogens

Chemicals or viruses that can enter the placenta and harm the developing fetus.

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Developmental psychology

A branch of psychology that studies physical, cognitive, and social change throughout the lifespan.

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Maturation

The automatic, orderly, sequential process of physical and mental development.