pluripotent stem cell

A cell that is able to develop into several different types of cells or tissues in the body.

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  • Stem cell line — A stem cell line is a family of constantly dividing cells, the product of a single parent group of stem cells. They are obtained from human or animal tissues and can replicate for long periods of time in vitro ( within glass ; or, commonly, in… …   Wikipedia

  • Stem cell — One of the human body s master cells, with the ability to grow into any one of the body s more than 200 cell types. All stem cells are unspecialized (undifferentiated) cells that are characteristically of the same family type (lineage). They… …   Medical dictionary

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