germ line

noun

the lineage of cells culminating in the germ cells

Nearby words

  1. geriatrics,
  2. gerlachovka,
  3. germ,
  4. germ cell,
  5. germ layer,
  6. germ membrane,
  7. germ plasm,
  8. germ theory,
  9. germ tube,
  10. germ warfare

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Medicine definitions for germ line

germ line

n.

Cells from which gametes are derived.

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