Term: gonad primordial germ cell
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Name: gonad
Synonyms: gonads, mature gonad
Definition: The part of the reproductive system that produces and releases eggs (ovary) or sperm (testis).
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000413]
Name: primordial germ cell
Synonyms: PGC
Definition: A primordial germ cell is a diploid germ cell precursors that transiently exist in the embryo before they enter into close association with the somatic cells of the gonad and become irreversibly committed as germ cells.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009288]