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intermediate

1. (of a class, course, etc.) suitable for learners with some degree of skill or competence
2. Physics (of a neutron) having an energy between 100 and 100 000 electronvolts
3. Geology (of such igneous rocks as syenite) containing between 55 and 66 per cent silica
4. a substance formed during one of the stages of a chemical process before the desired product is obtained
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intermediate

[‚in·tər′mēd·ē·ət]
(chemistry)
A precursor to a desired product; ethylene is an intermediate for polyethylene, and ethane is an intermediate for ethylene.
(graphic arts)
That print which is used as a master for further reproduction.
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The researchers were able to differentiate the stem cells into expressing key markers of the intermediate mesoderm, which are the early cells that form the kidneys, and then induce diem further into expressing the marker SIX2, which is critical in kidney differentiation, according to their article in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
The gonads and excretory structures embryologically develop from the intermediate mesoderm of the hindgut, with the gonadal ridge being formed as the precursor to gonad development [5].
"Our goal was to develop a simple, efficient, and reproducible method of differentiating human pluripotent stem cells into cells of the intermediate mesoderm, the earliest tissue in the developing embryo that is fated to give rise to the kidneys," said Dr.

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