Germ-cell



noun, Biology.
1.
the sexual reproductive cell at any stage from the primordial cell to the mature gamete.
noun
1.
a sexual reproductive cell; gamete Compare somatic cell

germ cell n.
An ovum or a sperm cell or one of their developmental precursors. Also called sex cell.
germ cell

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