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(of an immature cell or stem cell) capable of giving rise to several different cell types:‘many types of cells originate from pluripotent bone marrow stem cells’
- ‘As a pluripotent cell type, a human embryonic stem cell is capable of forming all adult cell types.’
- ‘The pluripotent embryonic stem cell cannot, under any conditions, develop into an organism.’
- ‘All blood cells are derived from pluripotent stem cells’
- ‘Several days after conception, as an embryo begins to develop, its stem cells become pluripotent.’
- ‘Cells from these embryos can be used to create pluripotent stem cell ‘lines’, cultures that can be grown indefinitely in the laboratory.’
1940s: from pluri- ‘several’ + Latin potent- being able (see potent).
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