sex cell


noun

a spermatozoon or an ovum; gamete.

Nearby words

  1. sewn binding,
  2. sex,
  3. sex act,
  4. sex appeal,
  5. sex assignment,
  6. sex cells,
  7. sex change,
  8. sex chromatin,
  9. sex chromosome,
  10. sex chromosome imbalance

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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