unspecialized

adjective
un·spe·cial·ized | \ ˌən-ˈspe-shə-ˌlīzd \

Definition of unspecialized 

: not differentiated for a particular end or fitted for a particular purpose : not specialized unspecialized cells unspecialized conditions

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Researchers have known for decades that a group of unspecialized stem cells called neoblasts help planaria regenerate. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, "This one, newly discovered cell can remake a whole animal," 14 June 2018 Many thought that these unspecialized cells could be a panacea. Maya Wei-haas, Smithsonian, "Tear Your Meniscus? This “Living Bandage” May Help," 10 Jan. 2017 Many thought that these unspecialized cells could be a panacea. Maya Wei-haas, Smithsonian, "Tear Your Meniscus? This “Living Bandage” May Help," 10 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of unspecialized

1874, in the meaning defined above

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