- (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
1915–20; < Latin plūr- (stem of plūs ‘plus’) + English potent1
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Pluripotent embryonic stem cells develop to eventually create an entire human being.Bush's Deadly Blunder
November 26, 2008
- biology capable of differentiating into different types of body cell
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- Capable of affecting more than one organ or tissue.
- Not fixed as to potential development. Used of an embryonic cell.
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