pluripotent

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From pluri- +‎ potent.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /plɔːɹɪˈpəʊt(ə)nt/

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pluripotent (not comparable)

  1. Able to develop into more than one mature cell or tissue type, but not all.
    • 2011, Terence Allen and Graham Cowling, The Cell: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford 2011, p. 99:
      As the embryo grows, ‘pluripotent’ stem cells appear, which are limited in their potency.

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