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somatic Tweet Definition of somatic Like Definition of somatic on Facebook
adjective
  1. Part of, or relating to a body of an organism.
somatic cell Tweet Definition of somatic cell Like Definition of somatic cell on Facebook
noun
  1. (biology) any normal cell of an organism that is not involved in reproduction; a cell that is not on the germline
sperm Tweet Definition of sperm Like Definition of sperm on Facebook
noun (pluralsperms or )
  1. (cytology) The reproductive cell or gamete of the male, the spermatozoon.
  2. The semen
spermatocyte Tweet Definition of spermatocyte Like Definition of spermatocyte on Facebook
noun (pluralspermatocytes)
  1. (cytology) A male gametocyte, from which a spermatozoon develops.
spermatozoon Tweet Definition of spermatozoon Like Definition of spermatozoon on Facebook
noun (pluralspermatozoa)
  1. (cytology) The reproductive cell or gamete of the male, carried in semen, that fertilizes the ovum to produce the zygote.
spindle Tweet Definition of spindle Like Definition of spindle on Facebook
noun
  1. (spinning) a distaff, the rod used for spinning and then winding natural fibres, especially wool.
  2. a rod which turns, or on which something turns.
  3. a worldwide tree of the genus Euonymus, originally used for making the spindles used for spinning wool.
  4. an upright spike for holding paper documents by skewering.
verb (spindl, ing)
  1. To make into a long tapered shape.
  2. To impale on a device for holding paper documents.
    Do not fold, or mutilate this document.
streaming Tweet Definition of streaming Like Definition of streaming on Facebook
noun
  1. (computing) the transmission of digital audio or video, or the listening and viewing of such data without first storing it
adjective
  1. that streams
synapse Tweet Definition of synapse Like Definition of synapse on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, neuroanatomy, cytology) The junction between the terminal of a neuron and either another neuron or a muscle or gland cell, over which nerve impulses pass.
verb (synapses, synapsing, synapsed, synapsed)
  1. (intransitive) To form a synapse.
  2. (intransitive) To undergo synapsis.
synapsis Tweet Definition of synapsis Like Definition of synapsis on Facebook
noun ;synapsis
  1. The association of homologous maternal and paternal chromosomes during the initial part of meiosis.
syngamy Tweet Definition of syngamy Like Definition of syngamy on Facebook
noun
  1. The fusion of two gametes to form a zygote.

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