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totipotent

[toh-tip-uh-tuh nt] /toʊˈtɪp ə tənt/
adjective, Biology
1.
(of a cell or part) having the potential for developing in various specialized ways in response to external or internal stimuli.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; toti- + potent
Related forms
totipotency, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for totipotent

totipotent

/təʊˈtɪpətənt/
adjective
1.
(of an animal cell) capable of differentiation and so forming a new individual, tissue, organ, etc
Derived Forms
totipotency, noun
Word Origin
C20: from Latin tōtus entire + potent1
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Word Origin and History for totipotent
adj.

1896, from Latin toti-, comb. form of totus "whole" (see total (adj.)) + potent. Perhaps immediately from German totipotent, which is attested by 1893. Related: Totipotency.

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