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stem cell

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Biology
stem cellˈstem cell noun [countable] technical 🔊 🔊 a special type of cell in the body, that can divide in order to form other types of cells that have particular qualities or purposes
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stem cellSome critics echo the radical anti-abortion lobby in comparing stem cell research to the Holocaust.All the cells in the blood come, remarkably, from just one special progenitor cell - the multipotential stem cell.Further studies are directed towards the understanding of the role which the stem cell control factor DIA/LIF plays in the normal embryo.Somewhere in the middle of the conflicting forces Bush must decide whether stem cell research should get federal funding.
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