totipotential


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totipotential

 [to″tĭ-po-ten´shal]
exhibiting totipotency; characterized by the ability to develop in any direction; said of cells that can give rise to cells of all types. adj., adj totipo´tent.

to·tip·o·tent

, totipotential (tō-tip'ŏ-tĕnt, tō'ti-pō-ten'shăl),
Relating to totipotency.

to·tip·o·tent

, totipotential (tō-tip'ŏ-tĕnt, tō'ti-pŏ-ten'shăl)
Relating to totipotency.

totipotential

exhibiting totipotency; characterized by the ability to develop in any direction; said of cells that can give rise to cells of all types.
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But this, in his judgment, is not yet accomplished as long as the cells of the zygote are in their totipotential state, or while twinning is possible.
During embryogenesis, germ cells migrate in a path from the entoderm of the yolk sac to the gonads via the dorsal mesentery of the hindgut, and rests of totipotential cells may theoretically become sequestered along this path.
We believe that the origin of the GP is best explained on the basis of the totipotential nature of adult stem cells that are capable of exhibiting differentiation along diverse cellular lineages.
Therefore, the tumor in the present case is thought to have derived from a single totipotential stem cell and seems to support a metaplastic growth process.