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germ cell

noun

Definition of germ cell

  1. :  a gamete (as an egg or sperm cell) or one of its antecedent cells




GERM CELL Defined for Kids

germ cell

noun

Definition of germ cell for Students

  1. :  a cell (as an egg or sperm cell) that contributes to the formation of a new individual




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germ cell

noun

Medical Definition of germ cell

  1. :  an egg or sperm cell or one of their antecedent cells




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