pluripotent

[ ploor-uh-poht-nt ]

adjectiveBiology.
  1. (of a cell) capable of developing into any type of cell or tissue except those that form a placenta or embryo: pluripotent stem cells.

Origin of pluripotent

1
First recorded in 1915–20; from Latin plūr- (stem of plūs “plus”) + English potent1

Other words from pluripotent

  • plu·ri·po·ten·cy, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for pluripotent

pluripotent

/ (ˌplʊrɪˈpəʊtənt) /


adjective
  1. biology capable of differentiating into different types of body cell

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