totipotent


to·ti·po·tent

adjective \tō-ˈti-pə-tənt, ˌtō-tə-ˈpō-tənt\

Definition of TOTIPOTENT

:  capable of developing into a complete organism or differentiating into any of its cells or tissues <totipotent stem cells>
to·ti·po·ten·cy \tō-ˈti-pə-tən(t)-sē, ˌtō-tə-ˈpō-tən-\ noun

Origin of TOTIPOTENT

Latin totus whole, entire + English -i- + potent
First Known Use: circa 1899

to·ti·po·tent

adjective \tō-ˈtip-ət-ənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TOTIPOTENT

: capable of developing into a complete organism or differentiating into any of its cells or tissues <totipotent blastomeres>

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