embryonic stem cell
Cells obtained from an embryo in the blastula phase, when they are still only a few days old. Because they have only begun to differentiate, these cells have the capability of developing into any cell in the human body, a fact which makes them potentially important in medicine. (See stem cell.)
- embryonic area,
- embryonic disk,
- embryonic membrane,
- embryonic shield,
Examples from the Web for embryonic stem cell
The Advanced Cell study should therefore be the first -embryonic-stem-cell trial to get results.