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Histology an undifferentiated cell that gives rise to specialized cells, such as blood cells
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a cell in the continuously renewing tissues of animals that is capable of developing in different directions, within the limits of tissue differentiation.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
stem cell[′stem ‚sel]
A formative cell.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.