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Unipotent cell

Definition
noun
The cell that has the ability to self-renew but gives rise to only one type of cell or tissue.
Supplement
An example of unipotent cell is a skin cell, which is capable of self-renewal but differentiates to only one cell fate.
Compare: multipotent cell, pluripotent cell, totipotent cell.

See also: potency.


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