stem cell

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stem cell

Histology an undifferentiated cell that gives rise to specialized cells, such as blood cells

Stem Cell

 

a cell in the continuously renewing tissues of animals that is capable of developing in different directions, within the limits of tissue differentiation.

stem cell

[′stem ‚sel]
(embryology)
A formative cell.
(histology)
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Stem cells are unspecialized cells which differentiate into various specialized cell types.
Stem cell: Unspecialized cells that renew themselves for long periods through cell division.
These unspecialized cells can self-renew indefinitely, and when exposed to growth factors, they can convert to more adult, differentiated cells--like muscle cells, neurons, and glandular cells.
Stem cells can briefly be described as unspecialized cells that give rise to various types of specialized cells.
Stem cells are unspecialized cells that can renew themselves indefinitely and, under the right conditions, can develop into more mature cells with specialized functions.
Someday the body will produce new skin from unspecialized cells called [ ] [ ].
But what about the undifferentiated, unspecialized cells of early embryos?