Definitions for "Germline"
Keywords:  gametes, offspring, sperm, egg, zygote
The body's reproductive cells (egg or sperm). Germline DNA becomes incorporated into the DNA of every cell in the body of offspring.
The cells which are in direct mitotic line of descent from the zygote to its gametes.
Pertaining to the cells from which gametes are derived. When referring to species, the cells of the germline, unlike somatic cells, bridge the gaps between generations.