totipotent

adjective
to·​ti·​po·​tent | \ tō-ˈti-pə-tənt How to pronounce totipotent (audio) , ˌtō-tə-ˈpō-tᵊnt \

Definition of totipotent

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

Other Words from totipotent

totipotency \ tō-​ˈti-​pə-​tən(t)-​sē How to pronounce totipotent (audio) , ˌtō-​tə-​ˈpō-​tᵊn-​ \ noun

First Known Use of totipotent

circa 1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for totipotent

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

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The first known use of totipotent was circa 1899

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“Totipotent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/totipotent. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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totipotent

adjective
to·​ti·​po·​tent | \ tō-ˈtip-ət-ənt How to pronounce totipotent (audio) \

Medical Definition of totipotent

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

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