The state or condition of being unipotent

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  • Unipotency — In cell biology, a unipotent cell is one that has the capacity to develop/differentiate into only one type of tissue/cell type. [ [http://cancerweb.ncl.ac.uk/cgi bin/omd?query=unipotent action=Search+OMD Unipotent] . CancerWEB] The most common of …   Wikipedia

  • unipotency — uni·po·ten·cy (u″nĭ poґtən se) [uni + potency] the ability of a part to develop in one manner only, or of a cell to develop into only one type of cell. unipotent, unipotential adj …   Medical dictionary

  • Cell potency — Pluripotent, embryonic stem cells originate as inner mass cells within a blastocyst. The stem cells can become any tissue in the body, excluding a placenta. Only the morula s cells are totipotent, able to become all tissues and a placenta. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Regeneration (biology) — In biology, an organism is said to regenerate a lost or damaged part if the part regrows so that the original function is restored.Regenerative capacity is related to complexity: in general, the more complex an animal is the less regeneration it… …   Wikipedia

  • Adult stem cell — Adult stem cells are undifferentiated cells found throughout the body after embryonic development that divide to replenish dying cells and regenerate damaged tissues. Also known as somatic (from Greek Σωματικóς, of the body ) stem cells, they can …   Wikipedia

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