A cell, of either sex, directly concerned in the production of a new organism.
Any cell of the germ line. Germ cells are the reproductive cells and include the egg and sperm cells.
a small organic structure or cell from which a new organism may develop. [CUB
a sperm or egg cell, or the immature form of either
A sperm or egg cell, and its precursors. In humans each mature germ cell is haploid in that it has a single set of 23 chromosomes, containing half the usual amount of DNA. All other body cells are called somatic cells and are diploid, containing 46 chromosomes.
A reproductive cell of the body. Germ cells are egg cells in females and sperm cells in males.
A reproductive cell, such as an egg or sperm cell. All germ cells are haploid.
Cells that lead to the production of gametes. Produced by meiosis.
a sex cell; a cell from which another organism can develop
A reproductive cell or gamete of a multicellular organism.
Precursor cell of sperms and eggs.
Reproductive cell. In mammals and humans, the germ cells are the sperm and eggs (ova).
a spermatozoon or an ovum
a sex cell or gamete that results from meiosis
Gamete or sex cell. 196
Sex cell (sperm or egg), contain only half (haploid) the usual number of chromosomes that other cells contain.
Cell responsible for the generation of sperm or eggs (ova).
a "sex cell" in higher animals or plants that carries half an organism's genetic material and can combine with other germ cells to make offspring.
Reproductive cell (sperm or egg). Also called gamete or sex cell.
a cell all of whose surviving descendants will form sperm or eggs. All other body cells are known as “somatic” cells.
Reproductive cell of the body - eggs in women or sperm in men.
A sex cell; a sperm or egg; a gamete.
cell of biological reproduction; sperm from men, ovum from women.
the reproductive cells of the body (ova, or eggs, and sperm)
sperm and egg cells, and their precursors. Germ cells are haploid and have only one set of chromosomes (23 in all), while all other cells have two copies (46 in all).
The germ, egg, or cell from which an animal arises. At one time a part of the body of the parent, it finally becomes detached, and through a process of multiplication and growth, gives rise to a mass of cells, which ultimately form a new individual like the parent.
A haploid egg or sperm cell.
germinis - bud, offshoot] A cell found within the gonads that gives rise to a gamete.
An egg or sperm cell. A gamete. In humans, a germ cell contains 23 chromosomes.
(germ line) Gametes and the progenitor tissues from which they are derived
A kind of cell that gives rise to the reproductive cells. See also germ line.
Distinct from the somatic cells that compose most of the body's tissues and organs, germ cells form the eggs and sperm that will form the next generation. Early germ cells are diploid and replicate by mitosis, but during their development they enter meiosis (for eggs this occurs before birth, for sperm it occurs after puberty), so that at the time of fertilisation the contributing sperm and egg are haploid.
or Germline cell sperm or egg, or a cell that can develop into a sperm or egg; all other body cells are called somatic cells.
In the male the testicular cell that divides to produce the immature sperm cells; in the woman the ovarian cell that divides to form the egg (ovum). The male germ cell remains intact throughout the man's reproductive life; the woman uses up her germ cells at the rate of about one thousand per menstrual cycle, although usually only one egg matures each cycle.
the reproductive cells of the body, that is, ova (eggs) or sperm.
Cell that produces eggs in females and sperm in males. Germ cell cancers can occur in the ovaries or testicles. Also, more rarely, in other parts of the body.
A germ cell is a kind of cell that is part of the germline, and is involved in the reproduction of organisms. There are different kinds of germ cells, which include gametogonia, gametocytes, and gametes. By a narrower definition, the term germ cell can also just refer to gametes, which are produced by meiosis of the aforementioned germ cells, but this definition is less precise.
(also Gamete) - mature haploid egg or sperm.