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egg cell

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  1. egg1(def 5).

Origin of egg cell

First recorded in 1875–80
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Historical Examples

  • And it remains central in the adult human body as it was in the egg-cell.

    Fantasia of the Unconscious

    D. H. Lawrence

  • It is the great vertical division of the egg-cell, and of the nature of man.

  • It contains the nucleus of the egg-cell (see fig. 23) and is called the cicatricula.

    The British Woodlice

    Wilfred Mark Webb

  • The nucleus of the egg-cell is distinguished as the germinal vesicle, and its nucleolus as the germinal spot.

  • Each single one of these (in healthy men) is capable of fertilising a woman's egg-cell and giving rise to a new human being.

    Married Love

    Marie Carmichael Stopes