sex cells

  1. The sperm and egg of living things. Sex cells have only half the number of chromosomes that other cells (body cells) have. ( See meiosis .)

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It leads further to the distribution of the germinal regions (in which the sex-cells are formed) into two different individuals.

The male sex-cells of the self-fertilising Dominants thus fertilise female sex-cells of low vitality.

While the female sex-cells of the self-fertilising Recessives are fertilised by male sex-cells of low vigour.

She read on and with increasing interest this rhapsody of the sex-cells.

Nevertheless, in no case does true encystment occur, the sex-cells being developed practically free.


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