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a cell which, by division, gives rise to two or more daughter cells.
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metrocyteAn obsolete term for any parent cell capable of dividing to yield two or more daughter cells; mother cell. Metrocyte is not used in the working medical parlance.
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moth·er cell(mŏth'ĕr sel)
A cell that, by division, gives rise to two or more daughter cells.
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