• Question: What is the largest cell in your body?

    Asked by danrumford to Cat, Daz, Holly, Johnson, Pamela on 21 Jun 2011.
    • Photo: Pamela Lithgow

      Pamela Lithgow answered on 21 Jun 2011:

      Good question! What do you think the answer is? I didn’t know the answer and I found the answer interesting! I got the answer from google and this website http://www.wereyouwondering.com/what-is-the-biggest-cell-in-the-human-body/
      Apparently the answer is the oocyte/egg cell! This is funny as the smallest cell is sperm! (that is of course if you count these cells as they don’t have all the information/DNA which makes us like most cells, they only have half). But the egg is extra big as it has to contain the food needed for the baby before it attaches to womb and gets its food from mum!
      I suppose that answer makes sense! Are there any other big cells you can think of?
      Pam 🙂

    • Photo: Cat O'Connor

      Cat O'Connor answered on 21 Jun 2011:

      Oh…I guessed the egg! Great to know I was right. Thanks for looking it up Pam!

    • Photo: Darren Braddick

      Darren Braddick answered on 21 Jun 2011:

      Hi Dan

      Yes, I would say the human egg too. Crazy fact – the single-celled egg of some frogs is actually so big you can see it.

      Do you wonder what the smallest cell might be?


    • Photo: Johnson Soronnadi

      Johnson Soronnadi answered on 21 Jun 2011:

      Hi Dan,

      Waoooo!!. I never thought about this question for once. But I agree with all the answers. The human ovum (egg cell) with size about 120 um and yet still visible to the human eyes (without the aid of microscope).

      I think this helps.