egg cell

noun

: ovum

Examples of egg cell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The egg cell, too, may have components from the donor dog, such as mitochondria, that influence how the cloned dog’s DNA is expressed. Alexandra Horowitz, The New Yorker, 24 June 2024 And although those chromosomes come from both parents, nearly all humans inherit their mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) from their mother's egg cell. Sneha Khedkar, Scientific American, 1 Jan. 2024 The iPSCs will be particularly useful if Colossal’s scientists can turn them into sperm and egg cells, something that Hysolli’s team is already working on. Matt Reynolds, WIRED, 6 Mar. 2024 In this process, the nucleus is removed from a healthy egg cell and replaced with one from another cell. Charlotte Hu, Discover Magazine, 24 Jan. 2018 See all Example Sentences for egg cell 

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Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of egg cell was in 1880

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“Egg cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/egg%20cell. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

egg cell

noun

Medical Definition

egg cell

noun
: ovum
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