pluripotent

pluripotent

[ploor-uh-poht-nt]
adjective Biology.
(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:
1915–20; < Latin plūr- (stem of plūs ‘plus’) + English potent1

pluripotency, noun
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pluripotent (ˌplʊrɪˈpəʊtənt)
 
adj
biology capable of differentiating into different types of body cell

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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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