unspecialized

adjective
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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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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“Unspecialized.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unspecialized. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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