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germ cell

any of the cells in the gonads that give rise to the gametes by a process involving growth and meiosis. See oogenesis; spermatogenesis.

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tranquilizer

tranquilizer

n. a drug that is used to reduce physiological and subjective symptoms of anxiety. In the past, distinctions were made between so-called major tranquilizers (antipsychotics) and minor tranquilizers (anxiolytics; e.g., benzodiazepines).