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to·tip·o·tent

 (tō-tĭp′ə-tənt, tō′tĭ-pōt′nt)
adj.
Relating to a cell, especially a fertilized egg, that is capable of differentiating into an unlimited number of specialized cell types.

to·tip′o·ten·cy n.
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totipotent

(təʊˈtɪpətənt)
adj
(Biology) (of an animal cell) capable of differentiation and so forming a new individual, tissue, organ, etc
[C20: from Latin tōtus entire + potent1]
toˈtipotency n
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to•tip•o•tent

(toʊˈtɪp ə tənt)

adj. Biol.
(of a cell or part) having the potential for developing in various specialized ways.
[1895–1900]
to•tip′o•ten•cy, n.
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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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to·tip·o·tent

, totipotential
a. totipotente, que puede generar totipotencia.
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The results demonstrated that the BAP concentration increase during the initial phase increased the shoot number, because it is a plant regulator of cytokinin group and physiologically it stimulates the totipotential cells responsible for multiplication, being of great importance the study to define which ideal BAP concentration to be used, and similar results were obtained by Subramaniam et al.
An ovarian teratoma develops from a totipotential germ cell (a primary oocyte) that is retained within the ovary.
Possible explanations may include a synchronous biclonal origin (collision tumor) [10] and bidirectional or metaplastic differentiation of a single clone of totipotential cancer cells [4, 6, 9, 15].
The cell of origin has not been definitely identified but in all probability is a single totipotential cell capable of divergent differentiation located in the basal layer.
The stem cells that arise during the first few days of embryonic development are totipotential, they are very versatile cells that can transform to any specialized cell.
Teratoma is a germ cell tumor derived from totipotential cells, which comprise several parenchymal cell types originating from three cell layer, and giving rise to different tissues such as skin, muscle, nerve, fat, and tooth structures.
This case is indicative of the high and totipotential carcinogenetic risk of Barrett's epithelium and the relationship between duodenal content reflux and esophageal carcinogenesis after total gastrectomy.
The term foetus-in-foetu was first described by Meckel (circa 1800) and the first reported case was cited in 1809 by Young.1 The term foetus-in-foetu is used to point out an unequal division of totipotential cells of a blastocyst which results in the inclusion of a small cellular mass in the more mature embryo.
(1,3,5,6) Similar occurrence in other organs has also been hypothesized as possible collision tumors or secondary to a totipotential stem cell capable of epithelial and mesenchymal differentiation.