HyperDic: totipotency

English > 1 sense of the word totipotency:
NOUNattributetotipotency, totipotencethe ability of a cell to give rise to unlike cells and so to develop a new organism or part
English > totipotency: 1 sense > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe ability of a cell to give rise to unlike cells and so to develop a new organism or part.
Example"animal cells lose their totipotency at an early stage in embryonic development"
Synonymtotipotence
BroaderabilityThe quality of being able to perform
Spanishtotipotence, totipotencia
Catalantotipotence
Adjectivestotipotenthaving the ability to give rise to unlike cells

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