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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Byskov, "Human primordial germ cells migrate along nerve fibers and Schwann cells from the dorsal hind gut mesentery to the gonadal ridge," Molecular Human Reproduction, vol.
Despite the wide range of applications, very little is known about the mechanisms and miRNAs that govern primordial germ cell self-renewal and differentiation.
Tapia et al., "Hypoxia induces pluripotency in primordial germ cells by HIF1alpha stabilization and Oct 4 deregulation," Antioxidants & Redox Signaling, vol.
Chiquoine, "The identification, origin, and migration of the primordial germ cells in the mouse embryo," Anatomical Record, vol.
Kessel, "The reciprocal relationship between primordial germ cells and pluripotent stem cells," Journal of Molecular Medicine, vol.
The localized mRNA includes vasa mRNA, which is a well-known marker of the primordial germ cells (Schup-bach and Wieschaus, 1986; Fujimura and Takamura, 2000).
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian researchers in collaboration with their Canadian colleagues managed to create early sperm cells, called primordial germ cells (PGCs), from the skin of individuals, even infertile people.
The factor has a variety of effects on different cell types in vitro, inhibiting the differentiation of embryonic stem cells and promoting the survival and/or proliferation of primitive hematopoietic precursors and primordial germ cells.
(2007), the migration of the primordial germ cells starts between the 2nd and 3rd day of incubation, and from the 5th day begins testicular morphogenesis and differentiation of the primordial germ cells to spermatogonia.