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pluripotent

[ploo r-uh-poht-nt] /ˌplʊər əˈpoʊt nt/
adjective, Biology
1.
(of a cell) capable of developing into any type of cell or tissue except those that form a placenta or embryo:
pluripotent stem cells.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; < Latin plūr- (stem of plūs ‘plus’) + English potent1
Related forms
pluripotency, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pluripotent

pluripotent

/ˌplʊrɪˈpəʊtənt/
adjective
1.
(biology) capable of differentiating into different types of body cell
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pluripotent in Medicine

pluripotent plu·rip·o·tent (plu-rĭp'ə-tənt) or plu·ri·po·ten·tial (plur'ĭ-pə-těn'shəl)
adj.

  1. Capable of affecting more than one organ or tissue.

  2. Not fixed as to potential development. Used of an embryonic cell.

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