un·​spe·​cial·​ized | \ ˌən-ˈspe-shə-ˌlīzd How to pronounce unspecialized (audio) \

Definition of unspecialized

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

Examples of unspecialized in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stem cells are basic and unspecialized cells that can develop into more specialized cells, similar to a versatile raw ingredient that appears in many dishes. Michelle Shen, USA TODAY, 17 Feb. 2022 Stem cells are unspecialized cells that have the ability to develop into different cell types. Katie Hunt, CNN, 29 Nov. 2021 Researchers have known for decades that a group of unspecialized stem cells called neoblasts help planaria regenerate. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, 14 June 2018 Many thought that these unspecialized cells could be a panacea. Maya Wei-haas, Smithsonian, 10 Jan. 2017 Many thought that these unspecialized cells could be a panacea. Maya Wei-haas, Smithsonian, 10 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of unspecialized

1874, in the meaning defined above

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“Unspecialized.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unspecialized. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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