self–renew

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intransitive verb self–re·new \¦self-ri-¦n(y)ü\

Definition of self–renew

self–renewed

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self–renewing

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self–renews

  1. :  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–renewals

For 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–renewing

adjective 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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1970

First Known Use of self–renew

1970


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