Egg cell

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A human ovum wi corona radiata surroondin it
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.