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unspecialized

(ŭn-spĕsh′ə-līzd′)
adj.
1. Without specialty or specialization.
2. Having no special function: unspecialized cells.
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Germinated species were predominately unspecialised in their dispersal mechanisms (169 individuals from 19 plant species).
Given that specialisation of tasks increases the resources available for living a full life by the community at large and that in some case unspecialised work is more educative for the individual, what is in practice the comparative strength of these two tendencies and how ought opinion and law to be governed thereby.
Stem cells are unspecialised cells, which can develop into any part of the human body.
As well as being unspecialised - they have not developed into particular types of cell - they can also keep replicating indefinitely in their unspecialised state and they are pluripotent, which means that, given the right stimuli, they are able to differentiate into all of the 216 human cell types.
It would be a useful, broad-based reference for dietitians working in an unspecialised practice.
As they are trailer-mounted, they can be positioned by an unspecialised vehicle, avoiding any need to have a vehicle on permanent stand-by.
Yet the cultivation of such wisdom seems curiously lacking in many of our degree programmes--partly because there is so little space on the curriculum to consider simple unspecialised questions (like 'what are universities for?
We need unspecialised cells to multiply, and become specialised, replacing damaged tissue with brand new healthy cells.
The first is through the signal function, which "acts as a warning system with sensors that though unspecialised, are sensitive throughout society" (1996b: 359).
This notion of guidance is less likely to be found in more unspecialised, egalitarian societies with no inte llectual elite, in which knowledge is more equally distributed (of which traditional Mazahua communities could be considered as an example).
Only when all systems are `go' does FLF switch off, setting in train the genetic programs that will transform fast-dividing, unspecialised meristem cells at the apex of the plant shoot -- or shoots -- into the intricate structures of flowers.
The excavations revealed a low density of stone artefacts in all but the earth mound site (HI6), which contained only unspecialised flakes manufactured from a locally occurring porcellanite.