SYN: primordial germ cell. [G. gone, seed, + kytos, hollow (cell)]

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gon·o·cyte 'gän-ə-.sīt n a cell that produces gametes esp GAMETOCYTE

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gono·cyte (gonґo-sīt) [gono-1 + -cyte] primordial germ cell.

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  • Gonocyte — A gonocyte is a long lived germ cell responsible for gametogenesis, which is spermatogenesis in males, and oogenesis in females. Gonocytes include gametogonia (spermatogonia and oogonia), oocytes, ootids, and ova.The term often also refers to the …   Wikipedia

  • gonocyte — ˈgänəˌsīt noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary gon + cyte : a cell that produces gametes : gametocyte * * * gonocyte /gonˈō sīt/ (biology) noun An oocyte or spermatocyte ORIGIN: Gr gonos seed, and ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • gonocyte — noun A long lived germ cell responsible for spermatogenesis in males and oogenesis in females …   Wiktionary

  • gonocyte — n. bud of a cell, developing cell …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gonocyte — gon·o·cyte …   English syllables

  • gonocyte — n.; see germ cell …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • gonocyte — /ˈgɒnoʊsaɪt/ (say gonohsuyt) noun a germ cell, especially during the maturation phase; oocyte; spermatocyte. {gono + cyte} …   Australian-English dictionary

  • Gonocyte primordial — ● Gonocyte primordial cellule de la lignée germinale des animaux, située à l origine de celle ci. (Les gonocytes primordiaux engendrent les gonies [spermatogonies, ovogonies], qui, à leur tour, engendrent spermatocytes ou ovocytes.) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Клетка Зародышевая (Germ Cell), Гоноцит (Gonocyte) — эмбриональная клетка, из которой впоследствии могут образоваться сперматозоиды или яйцеклетки. Данный термин также применяется по отношению к любым клеткам, участвующим в процессе гаметогенеза, а также по отношению к самим гаметам. Источник:… …   Медицинские термины

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