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EGG CELL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does egg cell mean? 

EGG CELL (noun)
  The noun EGG CELL has 1 sense:

1. the female reproductive cell; the female gamete

  Familiarity information: EGG CELL used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EGG CELL (noun)


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Meaning:

The female reproductive cell; the female gamete

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

egg cell; ovum

Hypernyms ("egg cell" is a kind of...):

gamete (a mature sexual reproductive cell having a single set of unpaired chromosomes)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "egg cell"):

egg (animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes; especially the thin-shelled reproductive body laid by e.g. female birds)

ootid (mature ovum after penetration by sperm but before the formation of a zygote)

ovule (a small or immature ovum)

Holonyms ("egg cell" is a part of...):

female reproductive system (the reproductive system of females)


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