Definition of Mother cell

1. Noun. Cell from which another cell of an organism (usually of a different sort) develops. "A sperm cell develops from a sperm mother cell"

Generic synonyms: Cell
Specialized synonyms: Spore Mother Cell



Medical Definition of Mother cell

1. A cell which, by division, gives rise to two or more daughter cell's. Synonym: brood cell, metrocyte, parent cell. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mother Cell

mother-in-law
mother-in-law's tongue
mother-in-law apartment
mother-in-law plant
mother-in-law style
mother-in-laws
mother-lode
mother-naked
mother-of-pearl
mother-of-pearl cloud
mother-of-thousands
mother-of-thyme
mother-to-be
mother-wit
mother board
mother cell (current term)
mother colony
mother country
mother cyst
mother figure
mother goddess
mother hen
mother hens
mother language
mother languages
mother liquor
mother lode
mother lodes

Literary usage of Mother cell

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1901)
"The origin of the embryo-sac according to this view, was as follows : The primary mother cell of the embryo-sac, either a subepidermal cell, ..."

2. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1916)
"During the winter, the megaspore mother cell of T. cernuum is in a resting state and is easily distinguishable from the surrounding cells because of its ..."

3. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society by Royal Microscopical Society, London (1882)
"At the line of contact of the plate with the cell-wall of the mother-cell, the young cell-wall first appears in the form of a ring, which quickly grows ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1904)
"He found that the nucleus of the spore mother- cell became surrounded by a web of delicate ... mother cell ..."

5. Morphology of Angiosperms: (Morphology of Spermatophytes. Part II) by John Merle Coulter, Charles Joseph Chamberlain (1903)
"... cell is the mother-cell. The only possible exception to this is the case of such sporogenous masses as occur in the ovules of Casuarina (Treub a3), ..."

6. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1865)
"Six distinct cell generations had thus been developed, and on the mother cell one bud had started belonging to the seventh, (see Fig. 1, b. ..."

7. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1901)
"The origin of the embryo-sac according to this view, was as follows : The primary mother cell of the embryo-sac, either a subepidermal cell, ..."

8. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1916)
"During the winter, the megaspore mother cell of T. cernuum is in a resting state and is easily distinguishable from the surrounding cells because of its ..."

9. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society by Royal Microscopical Society, London (1882)
"At the line of contact of the plate with the cell-wall of the mother-cell, the young cell-wall first appears in the form of a ring, which quickly grows ..."

10. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1904)
"He found that the nucleus of the spore mother- cell became surrounded by a web of delicate ... mother cell ..."

11. Morphology of Angiosperms: (Morphology of Spermatophytes. Part II) by John Merle Coulter, Charles Joseph Chamberlain (1903)
"... cell is the mother-cell. The only possible exception to this is the case of such sporogenous masses as occur in the ovules of Casuarina (Treub a3), ..."

12. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1865)
"Six distinct cell generations had thus been developed, and on the mother cell one bud had started belonging to the seventh, (see Fig. 1, b. ..."

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