terminally differentiated cell


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.

terminally differentiated cell

A cell sufficiently committed to a particular function that it can no longer divide, e.g. a red cell.
See also: cell
References in periodicals archive ?
One such homolog, Bak (for Bcl-2-homologous antagonist/killer) appears to be involved in the death of long-lived terminally differentiated cells of major organs.