reproductive cell

Definitions of reproductive cell
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n a spermatozoon or an ovum; a cell responsible for transmitting DNA to the next generation

Synonyms:
germ cell, sex cell
Types:
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gamete
a mature sexual reproductive cell having a single set of unpaired chromosomes
anisogamete
either of a pair of unlike gametes especially those unlike in size
isogamete
either of a pair of conjugating gametes of the same size and structure
sperm, sperm cell, spermatozoan, spermatozoon
the male reproductive cell; the male gamete
egg cell, ovum
the female reproductive cell; the female gamete
spermatid
an immature gamete produced by a spermatocyte; develops into a spermatozoon
oosphere
a gamete; used especially of lower plants
antherozoid, spermatozoid
a motile male gamete of a plant such as an alga or fern or gymnosperm
Type of:
cell
(biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals

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