What is the difference between a sperm cell and an egg cell?

By Zaira Salvador.
Last Update: 11/02/2017

Egg cells are the complete opposite of sperm cells, actually. The main and most obvious difference is that egg cells are produced in the female reproductive system, while sperm cells develop in the testes, which are part of the male reproductive system.

On the other hands, while spermatozoa are one of the smallest cells in the male body, ova are one of the largest cells present in the body of human females.

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 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI) License: 3185-CV.
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