Definition of germ line in English:

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germ line

noun

Biology
A series of germ cells each descended or developed from earlier cells in the series, regarded as continuing through successive generations of an organism.
Example sentences
  • The figures trace the development of the progenitor cell of the germ line and of the subsequent formation of gametes within a single organism.
  • Transgenesis refers to the process of introducing exogenous genes into the germ line of an organism.
  • Most animal cells, including the cells of the germ line, have two copies of each chromosome: one from the animal's mother, the other from the father.

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Syllabification: germ line

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