Definition of self–renew
: to renew oneself or itself Stem cells are multipotential cells that have the capacity to proliferate in an undifferentiated state, to self-renew, and to give rise to all the cell types of a particular tissue. — Steve S. W. Han et al., Journal of the American Medical Association, 3 May 2000
self–renewal\¦self-ri-¦n(y)ü-əl\ play noun, plural
self–renewalsFor a long time it has been assumed that heart muscle cells are incapable of self-renewal. — Lisa Melton, New Scientist, 25 Sept. 2004 If we are less than bold in addressing these problems—through self-renewal within our community and by pressing the powers-that-be for resources to make a difference—then we risk losing an entire generation. — Maxine Waters, Elle, May 1993
self–renewingadjective self-renewing stem cells American diction constantly crosses over class lines, which is what makes it so refreshingly democratic and self-renewing. — Güneli Gün, Times Literary Supplement, 12 Mar. 1999
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