Sex cells

sex cell

noun
a spermatozoon or an ovum; gamete.

Origin:
1885–90

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sex cell n.
See germ cell.

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sex cell  
See gamete.
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sex cells definition


The sperm and egg of living things. Sex cells have only half the number of chromosomes that other cells (body cells) have. (See meiosis.)

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