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sex cell

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noun
  1. a spermatozoon or an ovum; gamete.
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Origin of sex cell

First recorded in 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for sex cell

Historical Examples

  • Every sex-cell is a hybrid cell, therefore; bearing both Dominant and Recessive traits.

    Feminism and Sex-Extinction

    Arabella Kenealy

  • A sex-cell carrying normal X of the male may combine with an ovum containing normal X producing a normal female (row five).

    Being Well-Born

    Michael F. Guyer


sex cell in Medicine

sex cell

n.
  1. germ cell

sex cell in Science

sex cell

  1. See gamete.
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