undifferentiated cell


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un·dif·fer·en·ti·at·ed cell

a primordial cell that has not assumed the morphologic and functional characteristics it will later acquire.

undifferentiated cell

[undif′əren′shē·ā′tid]
Etymology: AS, un, not; L, differentia, difference, cella, storeroom
a cell that has not yet expressed signs of its future specific type.

un·dif·fer·en·ti·at·ed cell

(ŭn'dif-ĕr-enshē-ā-tĕd sel)
Primordial cell that has not assumed the morphologic and functional characteristics it will later acquire.

undifferentiated cell

A cell resembling an embryonic cell in that it does not have the specific morphologic or functional characteristics of any particular adult cell type.
See also: cell
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