embryonic stem cell(redirected from Blastocyst stem cell)
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embryonic stem cell[‚em·brē¦än·ik ′stem ‚sel]
Undifferentiated cell derived from the inner cell mass of the blastocyst that can give rise to any of the three embryonic germ layers, and thus can form any cell or tissue type of the body, but cannot give rise to the full spectrum of cells required to complete fetal development.
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