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n. either of the female or male reproductive cells that take part in fertilization to produce a zygote. In humans and other animals, the female gamete is the ovum and the male gamete is the spermatozoon. Gametes contain the haploid number of chromosomes rather than the diploid number found in body (somatic) cells. See also germ cell.

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hand–arm vibration syndrome (HAVS)

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