Egg cell

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Ovum
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A human ovum wi corona radiata surroondin it
Identifiers
FMA67343
Anatomical terminology

The egg cell, or ovum, is the female reproductive cell (gamete) in oogamous organisms. The egg cell is teepically nae capable o active muivement, an it is muckle lairger (veesible tae the nakit ee) nor the motile sperm cells. Whan egg an sperm fuse, a diploid cell (the zygote) is formed, that rapidly growes intae a new organism.