germ cell


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germ cell

n.
An ovum or a sperm cell or one of its developmental precursors.

germ cell

n
(Biology) a sexual reproductive cell; gamete. Compare somatic cell

germ′ cell`


n.
a sexual reproductive cell at any stage from the primordial cell to the mature gamete.
[1850–55]

germ cell

A reproductive cell of a plant or animal; a gamete. In mammals, germ cells are eggs or sperm.
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Noun1.germ cell - a spermatozoon or an ovumgerm cell - a spermatozoon or an ovum; a cell responsible for transmitting DNA to the next generation
cell - (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
gamete - a mature sexual reproductive cell having a single set of unpaired chromosomes
genital system, reproductive system - organs and tissues involved in the production and maturation of gametes and in their union and subsequent development as offspring
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It is a type of germ cell tumor in the ovary that may contain several types of tissues such as hair, teeth, bone and thyroid.
This volume contains 11 articles on genetic aspects of human infertility, as well as comparisons of germ cell development in mice and primates.
Germ cell tumours form a varied group of benign and malignant neoplasms derived from primordial germ cells occurring in a variety of sites, both gonadal and extra gonadal.
At the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2017 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, researchers presented the results of a single-arm trial investigating the efficacy of a single cycle of bleomycin, etoposide, and cisplatin (BEP) as adjuvant chemotherapy for high-risk, stage 1, non-seminomatous or combined germ cell tumours of the testis (NSGCTT).
1) Surgery, chemotherapy, and a close follow-up regimen all have a major role in the management of patients with testicular germ cell tumors.
Objective: The main objective of GermAge is to understand the devastating decline in germ cell quality during aging, and thus to define the determinants, pathways and risk factors for age-dependent infertility, aneuploidy and inherited diseases.
elegans in which the action of FOLR-1 is required to promote germ cell tumors that may be similar to the way folate receptors promote the progression of certain cancers in humans.
Testicular tumors are divided into two categories: germ cell tumors and nongerm cell tumors derived from stroma and sex cord commonly known as sex cord-stromal tumors.
In this regard, it has been indicated that following testicular damage and the resultant germ cell elimination, self-renewal is favored over differentiation during the course of regeneration of the germ cell population of seminiferous tubules in mice (18).
Dermoid cysts are the most common germ cell tumours of young age they are usually unilateral but in about 15-20% they are bilateral.
Germ cell neoplasms arise from primordial germ cells of the gonad that differentiate to embryonic and extraembryonic tissues.