undifferentiated

adjective
un·​dif·​fer·​en·​ti·​at·​ed | \ ˌən-ˌdi-fə-ˈren(t)-shē-ˌā-təd How to pronounce undifferentiated (audio) \

Definition of undifferentiated

: not divided or able to be divided into different elements, types, etc. : not differentiated undifferentiated cells an undifferentiated mass

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Endless, seemingly undifferentiated ice, a cap of glaciers covering the entire island. Colin Dickey, The New Republic, "The Secrets in Greenland’s Ice," 11 July 2019 And yet every season, Gap churns out the same bland range of undifferentiated product which has barely changed over the past 20 years. Marc Bain, Quartzy, "Gap is blaming the weather for poor sales of its boring clothes," 31 May 2019 Conventional commodity exchanges favour bulk trading in undifferentiated products. The Economist, "Beneath the bruisesA new market for old and ugly fruit and vegetables takes shape," 11 Jan. 2018 Endless, seemingly undifferentiated ice, a cap of glaciers covering the entire island. Colin Dickey, The New Republic, "The Secrets in Greenland’s Ice," 11 July 2019 And the style consistently overwhelms the subject, so that every object — body, flower, sky, tree — appears to be made of the same fluffy substance, and all bleeds and blends into a sickening soup of undifferentiated prettiness. Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, "More and more people loathe Renoir. Is it time for a revival?," 25 June 2019 Meanwhile, those cells progress from undifferentiated blobs in a cluster to more diverse identities associated with heart, brain, muscle, blood, bone and other tissues. Quanta Magazine, "Cell by Cell, Scientists Map the Genetic Steps as Eggs Become Animals," 26 Apr. 2018 And yet every season, Gap churns out the same bland range of undifferentiated product which has barely changed over the past 20 years. Marc Bain, Quartzy, "Gap is blaming the weather for poor sales of its boring clothes," 31 May 2019 The gene activity data showed that even when the frog embryo appears to be an undifferentiated blob, its cells have begun to take on their eventual identities, say as a tail bud. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, "How one cell gives rise to an entire body," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of undifferentiated

1862, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of undifferentiated was in 1862

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undifferentiated

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of undifferentiated

: not divided or able to be divided into different parts

undifferentiated

adjective
un·​dif·​fer·​en·​ti·​at·​ed | \ -ˌdif-ə-ˈren-chē-ˌāt-əd How to pronounce undifferentiated (audio) \

Medical Definition of undifferentiated

: not differentiated an undifferentiated sarcoma

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