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dedifferentiate

[dee-dif-uh-ren-shee-eyt] /ˌdi dɪf əˈrɛn ʃiˌeɪt/
verb (used without object), dedifferentiated, dedifferentiating. Biology
1.
to undergo dedifferentiation.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; back formation from dedifferentiation
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  • Ideally, that protein would start a cascade of genetic instructions, which in turn would prompt a cell to dedifferentiate.

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