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Relating to a cell, especially a fertilized egg, that is capable of differentiating into an unlimited number of specialized cell types.
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(Biology) (of an animal cell) capable of differentiation and so forming a new individual, tissue, organ, etc
[C20: from Latin tōtus entire + potent1]
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to•tip•o•tent(toʊˈtɪp ə tənt)
(of a cell or part) having the potential for developing in various specialized ways.
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|Adj.||1.||totipotent - having the ability to give rise to unlike cells; "embryonic stem cells are totipotent"|
cell - (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
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a. totipotente, que puede generar totipotencia.
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