Why are sex cells called germ cell
I just don't get why we call it germ cell
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A germ cell is the precursor to the gametes (i.e. reproductive cells, or sex cells) of any organism that reproduces sexually.
- The term "germ" comes from the Latin "germen", meaning "seed" or "sprout."
- That being said, germ cells give rise to sex cells (sperm, ovum) which allows that organism to reproduce and pass genetic material to the offspring, from earlier generations to later generations.
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