- reproductive cells
- sex cell
- The reproductive cells in multicellular organisms.
Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- Gametes, also known as sex cells or germ cells, are the cells that come together during fertilization or conception in organisms that reproduce sexually. Their genetic complement consists of a single set of unpaired chromosomes. (from Wikipedia)
Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- Mature male or female reproductive cell (sperm or ovum) with a haploid set of chromosomes (23 for humans).
Definition from: Human Genome Project Information
at the U.S. Department of Energy
- A reproductive cell of the body. Germ cells are egg cells in females and sperm cells in males.
National Cancer Institute
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See also Understanding Medical Terminology.