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Pluripotent cell

Definition

noun, plural: pluripotent cells

The cell having the ability to differentiate into more than one cell type.


Supplement

In a developing animal embryo, pluripotent cells are those that can differentiate and give rise to many cell types of fetus or adult.

In plants, the cells of the meristems are pluripotent.


Compare: unipotent cell, totipotent cell, multipotent cell.


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