sex cell

noun

: gamete
also : its cellular precursor

Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sex cell was in 1889

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“Sex cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sex%20cell. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

sex cell

noun
: an egg cell or a sperm cell

Medical Definition

sex cell

noun
: gamete
also : its cellular precursor

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