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Glossary Terms

Germ Cell

In the male, the testicular cell that divides to produce the immature sperm cells; in the woman, the ovarian cell that divides to form the egg (ovum). The male germ cell remains intact throughout the man’s reproductive life; the woman uses up her germ cells at the rate of about one thousand per menstrual cycle, although usually only one egg matures each cycle.

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