Egg cell refers to one of the two principal types of gametes in anisogamous organisms. The larger, non-motile gamete is called the female gamete or egg cell, and the smaller, either motile or not, is called the male gamete or sperm.
- For the egg cell of animals see Ovum.
- For the egg cell of plants and algae see Gametophyte.
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