cytodifferentiation

noun

cy·​to·​dif·​fer·​en·​ti·​a·​tion ˈsī-tō-ˌdi-fə-ˌren(t)-shē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce cytodifferentiation (audio)
: the development of specialized cells (such as muscle, blood, or nerve cells) from undifferentiated precursors

Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cytodifferentiation was in 1908

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“Cytodifferentiation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cytodifferentiation. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

cytodifferentiation

noun
cy·​to·​dif·​fer·​en·​ti·​a·​tion ˈsīt-ō-ˌdif-ə-ˌren-chē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce cytodifferentiation (audio)
: the development of specialized cells (as muscle, blood, or nerve cells) from undifferentiated precursors
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