totipotent

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adjective to·ti·po·tent \tō-ˈti-pə-tənt, ˌtō-tə-ˈpō-tənt\

Definition of totipotent

  1. :  capable of developing into a complete organism or differentiating into any of its cells or tissues totipotent stem cells

totipotency

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Origin and Etymology of totipotent

Latin totus whole, entire + English -i- + potent


First Known Use: circa 1899


Medical Dictionary

totipotent

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adjective to·ti·po·tent \tō-ˈtip-ət-ənt\

Medical Definition of totipotent

  1. :  capable of developing into a complete organism or differentiating into any of its cells or tissues totipotent blastomeres


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