monophyletism(redirected from monophyletic theory)
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In hematology, the theory that all blood cells are derived from one common stem cell or pluripotential hemopoietic stem cell.
Synonym(s): monophyletic theory
[mono- + G. phylē, tribe]
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The hypothesis that all blood cells are derived from a single stem cell.
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