One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a subgroup) having only one idempotent element.
- ‘We concentrate particularly on the maximal unipotent subgroup of a split reductive group and show how this improves computation in the reductive group itself.’
(of an immature or stem cell) capable of giving rise to only one cell type.
- ‘But the researchers didn't know if hair and skin arose from one master cell - a ‘multipotent’ stem cell that can morph into a number of tissue types - or from two populations of ‘unipotent’ stem cells that are destined to be a single tissue.’
- ‘The same rank order of sensitivity is also found with regard to unipotent progenitors of granulocytes and macrophages and with regard to early and late erythroid progenitors.’
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