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Related to Germ cells: Primordial germ cells
An ovum or a sperm cell or one of its developmental precursors.
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(Biology) a sexual reproductive cell; gamete. Compare somatic cell
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a sexual reproductive cell at any stage from the primordial cell to the mature gamete.
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A reproductive cell of a plant or animal; a gamete. In mammals, germ cells are eggs or sperm.
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|Noun||1.||germ 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
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