sex cell

noun
a spermatozoon or an ovum; a cell responsible for transmitting DNA to the next generation
Hypernyms: ↑cell
Hyponyms: ↑gamete
Part Holonyms: ↑reproductive system, ↑genital system

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noun

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a spermatozoon or an ovum; gamete.
[1885-90]

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sex cell noun
An egg cell or sperm
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Main Entry:sex

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sex cell,
an egg cell or sperm cell; germ cell.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • sex cell — sex cell. = sexual cell (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • sex cell — sex cell. См. половая клетка. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • sex cell — n GAMETE also its cellular precursor …   Medical dictionary

  • sex cell — sex′ cell n. cbl a spermatozoon or an ovum; gamete • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

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  • sex cell — noun Date: 1889 gamete; also its cellular precursor …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sex cell — see gametes …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • sex cell — a spermatozoon or an ovum; gamete. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • sex — /seks/, n. 1. either the male or female division of a species, esp. as differentiated with reference to the reproductive functions. 2. the sum of the structural and functional differences by which the male and female are distinguished, or the… …   Universalium

  • Sex hormone-binding globulin — (SHBG) is a glycoprotein that binds to sex hormones, specifically testosterone and estradiol. Other steroid hormones such as progesterone, cortisol, and other corticosteroids are bound by transcortin. Transport of sex hormonesThese sex hormones… …   Wikipedia


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