sex cell


noun

a spermatozoon or an ovum; gamete.

Origin of sex cell

First recorded in 1885–90
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Medicine definitions for sex cells

sex cell


n.

germ cell
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Science definitions for sex cells

sex cell


See gamete.
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Culture definitions for sex cells

sex cells


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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