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sex cell

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

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

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

see GAMETE.
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Germ cell

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

(seks sel)
Sperm or oocyte.
Synonym(s): germ cell.
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A unifying link to many of these associations is the notion that testicular germ cell tumors originate in maldeveloped testes with impaired Sertoli cell function.
In terms of classification, there were 268(63.8%) surface epithelial-stromal tumours, 100 (23.8%) germ cell tumours, 29(6.9%) sex cord-stromal tumours, 12(2.9%) metastatic tumours, and11(2.6%) miscellaneous tumours.
At 13.5 days post coitum, germ cells accumulated at the gonadal regions of the embryonic urogenital ridges.
This gene is located in the 12q21.3.2 chromosomal region and is responsible for primordial germ cell development, survival, and migration.
The H3K4me3 ChIP-Seq data of chicken follicular mesenchymal cells and male germ cells were acquired, and we also included H3K27me3 ChIP-Seq data of chicken germ cells to demonstrate the effect of bivalent H3K4me3/H3K27me3 on gene transcription.
Graziana et al., "Dendritic cell infiltration in a patient with seminomatous germ cell tumor of the testis: is there a relationship with infertility and tumor stage?," Journal of Urology, vol.
Norgaard-Pedersen, "Alpha-feto-protein (AFP) and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) as biochemical markers of intracranial germ cell tumours," Acta Neurochirurgica, vol.
Birch, "Comparative incidence patterns and trends of gonadal and extragonadal germ cell tumors in England, 1979 to 2003," Cancer, vol.
Kramar et al., "Early predicted time to normalization of tumor markers predicts outcome in poorprognosis nonseminomatous germ cell tumors," Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol.
Benign Cystic Teratoma is the most common germ cell tumours that tend to be grossly and microscopically distinctive, as they contain skin and skin appendages as well as benign tissues derived from other germ cell layers.