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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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Human bone marrow stem cells (hBMSC) transdifferentiated into male germ like cells and expressed specific germ cell markers NANOG,OCT4, STELLA and male germ-cell markers such as DAZL, and SCP3 (Drusenheimer et al.
Non-risk-adapted surveillance for patients with stage I nonseminomatous testicular germ-cell tumors: diminishing treatment-related morbidity while maintaining efficacy.
High-dose versus conventional-dose chemotherapy as first salvage therapy in patients with non-seminomatous germ-cell tumours: a matched pair analysis.
Effects of di(n-butyl) phthalate exposure on foetal rat germ-cell number and differentiation: identification of age-specific windows of vulnerability.
Germ cell tumors containing non germ-cell neoplasms: teratoma with malignant transformation.
Germ cell tumors are subdivided into seminomatous and non-seminomatous germ-cell tumor (NSGCT) types.
For immunofluorescent localization of germ-cell markers, treated cells with BMP4 and hUCMSC cells as controls were cultured on pre-washed sterile coverslips under the previous conditions.
Postnatal male germ-cell expression of ere recombinase in Tex101-iCre transgenic mice.
We saw better germ-cell differentiation in this transplantation model than we've ever seen," Renee Reijo Pera, PhD, former director of Stanford's Center for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research and Education said.
Cisplatin, vinblastine, and bleomycin in advanced and recurrent ovarian germ-cell tumors: A trial of the Gynecologic Oncology Group.
Between 2% and 5% of malignant germ-cell tumors in men arise at extragonadal sites.