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sex cell

a spermatozoon or an ovum; gamete.
Origin of sex cell
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • 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.

    Feminism and Sex-Extinction Arabella Kenealy
sex-cell in Medicine

sex cell n.
See germ cell.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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sex-cell in Science
sex cell  
See gamete.
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