Definition of Sex cell

1. Noun. A spermatozoon or an ovum; a cell responsible for transmitting DNA to the next generation.

Exact synonyms: Germ Cell, Reproductive Cell
Generic synonyms: Cell
Specialized synonyms: Gamete
Group relationships: Genital System, Reproductive System



Definition of Sex cell

1. Noun. germ cell ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Sex cell

1. A spermatozoon or an ovum. Synonym: germ cell. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Sex cell

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1896)
"The sex cell is an unchanged but increased part of the sex cell of the previous ... The sex cell is the product of histogenesis and of precisely the same ..."

2. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1891)
"I am inclined to think that this is a sex-cell which has come to a state of rest ... If this cell really is a sex-cell, then the substance of the germinal ..."

3. Elements of General Science by Otis William Caldwell, William Lewis Eikenberry (1918)
"The spore thus formed may be called the sex cell or sex spore. ... This one sex cell begins the growth of a new pond-scum plant, and by successive divisions ..."

4. Elements of General Science by Otis William Caldwell, William Lewis Eikenberry (1918)
"The spore thus formed may be called the sex cell or sex spore. ... This one sex cell begins the growth of a new pond-scum plant, and by successive divisions ..."

5. Heredity and Environment in the Development of Men by Edwin Grant Conklin (1922)
"The development of a spermatozoon from a primitive sex cell. ... The mature male sex cell. SPINDLE. The nuclear division figure. SPI'-REME. ..."

6. Heredity and Environment in the Development of Men by Edwin Grant Conklin (1922)
"The development of a spermatozoon from a primitive sex cell. ... The mature male sex cell. SPINDLE. The nuclear division figure. SPI'-REME. ..."

7. Elements of General Science by Otis William Caldwell, William Lewis Eikenberry (1914)
"The spore thus formed may be called the sex cell or sex spore. ... This one sex cell begins the growth of a new pond-scum plant, and by successive divisions ..."

8. The Unity of the Organism; Or, The Organismal Conception of Life by William Emerson Ritter (1919)
"... his theory of sex-cell production in such animals as the hydroids must contain two quite distinct parts: one as to the route by which the germ-plasm ..."

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