Definition of Stem cell

1. Noun. An undifferentiated cell whose daughter cells may differentiate into other cell types (such as blood cells).

Generic synonyms: Somatic Cell, Vegetative Cell
Specialized synonyms: Hematopoeitic Stem Cell

Definition of Stem cell

1. Noun. (medicine cytology) A primal undifferentiated cell from which a variety of other cells can develop through the process of cellular differentiation. ¹

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Literary usage of Stem cell

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1. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"For example if a pluripotent stem cell of a given tissue is hypersensitive to radiation, ... The stem cell theory (cancer as a disease of differentiation or ..."

2. Human Parasitology: With Notes on Bacteriology, Mycology, Laboratory by Damaso de Rivas (1920)
"A second division now takes place: first the first body cell and then the first stem cell divide, so that a three- and then a four-celled stage are produced ..."

3. A Text-book of Plant Diseases Caused by Cryptogamic Parasites by George Massee (1907)
"Asci subcylindrical, base more or less pointed, often immersed for one-third of its length between the epidermal cells, 40-45 X 10 p., stem-cell absent; ..."

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