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sex cell

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sex cell a spermatozoon or an ovum; a cell responsible for transmitting DNA to the next generation
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Usage

In literature:

We may briefly discuss the question of the transmission through the sex cells of such instincts as are based upon heliotropism.
"Darwin and Modern Science" by A.C. Seward and Others
Besides the differentiation of germ-cells there are rather obvious differences in the bodies of the two sexes.
"Taboo and Genetics" by Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
For disease and fatigue affect sex cells unfavorably.
"The Good Housekeeping Marriage Book" by Various
The male sex-cells of the self-fertilising Dominants thus fertilise female sex-cells of low vitality.
"Feminism and Sex-Extinction" by Arabella Kenealy
Nevertheless, in no case does true encystment occur, the sex-cells being developed practically free.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 5" by Various
Origin of sex cells, 12, 36.
"Being Well-Born" by Michael F. Guyer
Heredity, role of sex cells, chromosomes.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter
Their cell, which was the same size as the last, was not quite so crowded, and they had white companions only, and of their own sex.
"The Empire Makers" by Hume Nesbit
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In news:

A new study from Portland State University shows that mosses produce sex-specific scent compounds that attract the springtail to carry sperm cells from male moss to female moss.
An Ogden man facing trial in the alleged rough sex-turned-slaying of his girlfriend was found dead in his Weber County jail cell .
Accused 'rough sex' killer found dead in Weber County jail cell .
Pollen contains male sex cells in search of a female gamete to fertilize.
The management of the movie house confiscated my cell phone at a screening of Sex Drive last week.
What teens call "sex- ting " is the act of sharing nude or partially nude photos via cell phone text message.
The "D. C. Madam" sex scandal now has a Wisconsin connection TODAY'S TMJ4 has learned that the cell phone number of one of the most powerful men in Wisconsin is on the madam's phone records.
The "D. C. Madam " sex scandal now has a Wisconsin connection TODAY'S TMJ4 has learned that the cell phone number of one of the most powerful men in Wisconsin is on the madam 's phone records.
Whiting, a convicted sex offender sentenced to life in prison in 2001 for the murder of eight-year-old Sarah Payne, received emergency care following the attack in his cell and has made a full recovery.
From global warming to stem-cell research and sex education, opponents charge that the Bush Administration has twisted science to suit its political agenda.
Cosmo reveals how your cell phone can be a sex toy.
Your Cell Phone the Sex Toy Video.
There are even several cell phone apps promising to help you track sex offenses nearby.
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In science:

The standard view used is that gynandromorphs result from an unequal distribution of sex chromosomes by way of chromosome loss or gain during cell division.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
Others have found the cells to have a normal complement of chromosomes, but the cells in the two bilateral halves are of different sex.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
This paper gives an explanation of why chromosomal abnormalities and cells of different sex can lead to gynandromorphism.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
The cells on the different sides of the Rooster-Hen are of the opposite sex, the rooster half being male and the hen half being female.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
The cells of female chickens have the heteromorphic ZW sex chromosomes while the males have homomorphic sex chromosomes ZZ.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
Almost all of cells of the male half of the Rooster-Hen were male cells having the homomorphic ZZ sex chromosomes of roosters.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
The same hormone has the opposite effect depending on the sex of the cells.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
In the case of the Rooster-Hen gynandromorph these founder cells were also of opposite sex.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
But neither of these cells can now generate a future mixed XY cell or cell of the opposite sex since the opposite sex complement is missing.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
Unequal chromosomal partitioning between cells can cause gynandromorphy because such partitioning can lead to modiļ¬ed meta-network linkages between allelic parental networks (whether they are located on sex chromosomes or autosomes).
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
Somatic sex identity is cell autonomous in the chicken.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
Somatic sex identity is cell autonomous in the chicken.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
The gametes (sex cells) from each parent carry only one set of chromosomes (that is, such cells are haploid !).
Landau's Last Paper and its Impact on Developments in Mathematics, Physics and Other Disciplines in New Millennium
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