egg cell

Definitions of egg cell
  1. noun
    the female reproductive cell; the female gamete
    synonyms: ovum
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    egg
    animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes; especially the thin-shelled reproductive body laid by e.g. female birds
    ootid
    mature ovum after penetration by sperm but before the formation of a zygote
    ovule
    a small or immature ovum
    nit
    egg or young of an insect parasitic on mammals especially a sucking louse; often attached to a hair or item of clothing
    spawn
    the mass of eggs deposited by fish or amphibians or molluscs
    roe
    the eggs or egg-laden ovary of a fish
    silkworm seed
    eggs of a silkworm
    roe
    eggs of female fish
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    gamete
    a mature sexual reproductive cell having a single set of unpaired chromosomes
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