sex cell


a spermatozoon or an ovum; gamete.

Origin of sex cell

First recorded in 1885–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sex cell

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

Medicine definitions for sex cell

sex cell


germ cell
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Science definitions for sex cell

sex cell

See gamete.
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