GERM CELL By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 then name of any of the cells in the gonads that give rise to the gametes by a process involving growth and meiosis. See oogenesis; spermatogenesis. GERM CELL: "A germ cell is a cell in the gonads." Related Psychology Terms GAMETOGENESIS OOGENESIS CELL DIVISION PRECOCIOUS PUBERTY SEGREGATION GERM LINE NECROSIS GASTRULA MEIOSIS BEHAVIORAL ENDOCRINOLOGY Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GERM CELL," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/germ-cell/ (accessed February 19, 2020).