bipotentiality


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Related to bipotentiality: hemiapraxia

bipotentiality

 [bi″po-ten″she-al´ĭ-te]
ability to develop or act in either of two different ways.

bi·po·ten·ti·al·i·ty

(bī'pō-ten-shē-al'i-tē),
Capability of differentiating along two developmental pathways. An example is the capacity of the gonad to develop into either an ovary or a testis.

bipotentiality

/bi·po·ten·ti·al·i·ty/ (bi″po-ten″she-al´ĭ-te) ability to develop or act in either of two possible ways.bipoten´tial

bipotentiality

(bī′pə-tĕn′shē-ăl′ĭ-tē)
n.
1.
a. The capacity to act, function, or develop in either of two possible ways.
b. The capacity to function either as a male or a female.
2. The condition of having both male and female reproductive organs; hermaphroditism.

bipotentiality

[bī′pəten′shē·al′itē]
Etymology: L, bis + potentia, power
the characteristic of acting or reacting according to either of two possible states.

bi·po·ten·ti·al·i·ty

(bī'pŏ-ten'shē-al'i-tē)
Capability of differentiating along either of two developmental pathways. An example is the capacity of the primordial gonad to develop into either an ovary or a testis.

bipotentiality

ability to develop or act in either of two different ways.
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In addition to the antigenic profile and methods of purification of the rat cells, novel culture conditions were described that permit expansion of a single hepatic stem cell to a colony of cells containing both hepatocytes and bile duct cells, the most rigorous proof of the clonality and bipotentiality of the cells.