sperm cell

noun

Examples of sperm cell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both egg and sperm cells contain mitochondria, of course; without a power supply, sperm could not move. Stephen Jay Gould, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 Using molecular biology and microscopy techniques, the researchers examined human sperm cells across their developmental stages. Sneha Khedkar, Scientific American, 14 Dec. 2023 But when the sperm cells matured, a slight chemical change prevented TFAM from entering their mitochondria. Sneha Khedkar, Scientific American, 14 Dec. 2023 The star’s sperm cells were quickly scooped up via glass pipettes, deposited into individual vials and transferred to the aquarium’s lab where they were cryogenically frozen. City News Service, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Oct. 2023 So regular gym sessions could actually prevent free radicals from damaging sperm cells. Christa Sgobba, Men's Health, 28 Aug. 2023 But Galli and his team managed to fertilize some of the eggs using a technique called intracytoplasmic sperm injection, or ICSI, where a sperm cell is directly implanted inside the egg’s cell wall. Rebecca Boyle, Discover Magazine, 24 July 2019 And researchers haven’t yet successfully produced human egg and sperm cells from stem cells, says Kotaro Sasaki, a biomedical scientist at the University of Pennsylvania, who has worked with Hayashi in the past but was not involved in the new research. Meghan Bartels, Scientific American, 15 Mar. 2023 The eggs were fertilized by male sperm cells and implanted in female mice's uteruses. Harold Maass, The Week, 16 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sperm cell was in 1851

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“Sperm cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sperm%20cell. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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sperm cell

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sperm cell

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