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An undifferentiated cell of a multicellular organism which is capable of giving rise to indefinitely more cells of the same type, and from which certain other kinds of cell arise by differentiation.
- ‘It had been widely predicted that the committee would decide in favour of continuing research into embryonic stem cells.’
- ‘A stem cell is a special type of body cell that gives rise to other types of specialized cells.’
- ‘This partly explains the pressure in the EU to fund embryonic stem cell research.’
- ‘However, the blood cells are actually from a different origin than the mesenchymal stem cell.’
- ‘Each of the stem cells then divided into two cells - a stem cell and a nerve cell.’
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