The largest human cell is the female egg. The smallest human cell is the very thing that invades that egg, given the chance of course, and it is the sperm. Two items that are destined to encounter each other are surprisingly contrasting in size.
When it comes to size there always going to be the biggest and smallest, no matter what. Humans are no exception. We are usually fascinated with big things. The bigger, the better. Always trying to outdo each other. But when it comes to small things the average person on the street has very limited access to the wonders of the miniature world. That domain is usually limited to the scientific community.
But fortunately, or unfortunately, it all depends on where you sit on the scale of things, even sexual or reproductive parts have big and small things. Apart from the most common arguments that often revolve around appendage size, this particular fact pertains to the very things that make us who we are, our cells. Of all the bits and pieces in our body. So what are the biggest and smallest human cells? Is the largest human cell really the female egg and the smallest one the sperm?
And some people say size doesn’t matter. The smallest cell in the human body is the males sperm, which requires an extremely powerful microscope to be able to be viewed. Many smaller microscopes that consumers can purchase simply don’t offer the magnification required to make the little swimmers clearly visible. This is in stark contrast to the largest human cell, the females egg.
The female egg is so large, especially in comparison to sperm, that it can actually be seen without the aid of a microscope! You can really see it without any visual aids at all, although magnification makes it even more spectacular to look at.