germ cell

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sex cell

a sperm or an oocyte.
Synonym(s): germ cell

germ cell

n.
An ovum or a sperm cell or one of its developmental precursors.

sex cell

(seks sel)
A sperm or an oocyte.
Synonym(s): germ cell.

germ cell

see GAMETE.

Germ cell

One of the cells that ordinarily develop into eggs or sperm (also sperm and eggs).
Mentioned in: Choriocarcinoma

sex cell

(seks sel)
Sperm or oocyte.
Synonym(s): germ cell.
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Germ-cell syncytia presented in the superficial cortical areas (figure 2A).These syncytia were arranged in the form of cord-like structures surrounded by the ovarian somatic cells (figure 2B).The mean value of the diameters of the small oocytes was 9.39[+ or -]0.76 [micro]m, and they had formed syncytia by connecting with the cytoplasmic bridges (figure 2B).
aimed to evaluate testicular germ-cell specific autoimmunogenic antigens (AIs) in experimental mice with autoimmune orchitis.
Epstein et al., "Alphafetoprotein and human chorionic gonadotropin determination in cerebrospinal fluid: an aid to the diagnosis and management of intracranial germ-cell tumors," Journal of Neurosurgery, vol.
Loehrer, "Treatment of disseminated germ-cell tumors with cisplatin, bleomycin, and either vinblastine or etoposide," The New England Journal of Medicine, vol.
Randomized phase III study comparing paclitaxel-bleomycin, etoposide, and cisplatin (BEP) to standard BEP in intermediate-prognosis germ-cell cancer: Intergroup study EORTC 30983.
Treatment of testicular germ-cell cancer: a cochrane evidence-based systematic review.
Our dream is to use this model to make a genetic map of human germ-cell differentiation, including some of the very earliest stages," Pera said.
Abbott, "Mechanisms of genetic sex determination, gonadal sex differentiation, and germ-cell development in animals," Advances in Genetics, vol.
Hematologic neoplasia associated with primary mediastinal germ-cell tumours.
In the May 14 Science, Quinn and his colleagues report more germ-cell mutations in the mice raised in an industrial setting than in those raised in a rural environment.
Mahe et al., "Stage I nonseminomatous germ-cell tumours of the testis: identification of a subgroup of patients with a very low risk of relapse," European Journal ofCancer, vol.