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- a cell that is not destined to be a gamete; any cell that does not contribute its genes to future generations; a “body cell”
Source: Jenkins, John B. 1990. Human Genetics, 2nd Edition. New York: Harper & Row
- Any nongerm cell that composes the body of an organism and which possesses a set of multiploid chromosomes (diploid in most organisms).
- Any of the body cells except the reproductive (germ) cells.