pluripotency

noun plu·ri·po·ten·cy \ ˌplu̇r-ə-ˈpō-tᵊn-sē \

Definition of pluripotency

: the property or state of being pluripotent
  • Just like embryonic stem cells, these reprogrammed cells seemed capable of becoming any of the 200-plus cell types in the human body, an ability called pluripotency
  • —Patrick Barry
  • pluripotency has long been the elusive core of germinal development that, if properly controlled, could lead to organ and tissue regeneration in humans.
  • —Kitchener D. Wilson and Joseph C. Wu

First Known Use of pluripotency

1927

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pluripotency

noun plu·ri·po·ten·cy \ ˌplu̇r-ə-ˈpōt-ᵊn-sē \

medical Definition of pluripotency

plural pluripotencies

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