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number of chromosomes in a human body cell

23

number of chromosomes in a human reproductive cell (sex cell)

egg and sperm

specific names for the human sex cells

meiosis

the process in which sex cells are produced

crossing-over

when homologous chromosomes exchange parts during metaphase

4

number of new cells created during meiosis

23 from each

number of chromosomes that a human gets from their mother and father

ovaries in females and testes in males

the names of the specialized organs that make sex cells

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