pluripotent

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adjective plu·rip·o·tent \plu̇-ˈri-pə-tənt\

Definition of pluripotent

  1. :  not fixed as to developmental potentialities; especially :  capable of differentiating into one of many cell types pluripotent stem cells

Origin and Etymology of pluripotent

Latin plur-, plus more + English potent


First Known Use: 1916


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pluripotent

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adjective plu·rip·o·tent \plu̇-ˈrip-ət-ənt\

Medical Definition of pluripotent

  1. 1:  not fixed as to developmental potentialities; especially :  capable of differentiating into one of many cell types pluripotent stem cells

  2. 2:  capable of having more than one effect pluripotent activity

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