Definition of Totipotency

1. Noun. The ability of a cell to give rise to unlike cells and so to develop a new organism or part. "Animal cells lose their totipotency at an early stage in embryonic development"

Exact synonyms: Totipotence
Generic synonyms: Ability
Derivative terms: Totipotent, Totipotent



Definition of Totipotency

1. Noun. (biology) The ability of a cell to produce differentiated cells upon division ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Totipotency

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Medical Definition of Totipotency

1. The ability of a cell or nucleus to develop into any type of specialised cell or nucleus, i.e., the ability of a single cell to develop and differentiate into a complete organism. (12 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Totipotency

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totipotencies
totipotency (current term)
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totted

Literary usage of Totipotency

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1. Genetic Manipulation in Crops: Proceedings of the International Symposium on by International Rice Research Institute (1988)
"Production of a somatic clone and its totipotency in subculture Production ... 500 mg/1 CH and 0.5% C. totipotency It was observed that the calluses which ..."

2. An Introduction to the History of Medicine, with Medical Chronology by Fielding Hudson Garrison (1913)
"... morphological law of the "totipotency of protoplasm. " Rudolph Matas (1860- ), of New Orleans, has greatly improved the operation for the radical cure ..."

3. An Introduction to the History of Medicine: With Medical Chronology by Fielding Hudson Garrison (1921)
"From the totipotency of protoplasm, Driesch argued that its functions can never be explained mechanically, since a machine, the smallest part of which is ..."

4. An Introduction to the History of Medicine: With Medical Chronology by Fielding Hudson Garrison (1913)
"From the totipotency of protoplasm, Driesch argued that its functions can never be explained mechanically, since a machine, the smallest part of which is ..."

5. Rice Biotechnology by Gurdev S. Khush, Gary H. Toenniessen (1991)
"... the development of suspension cultures appears to represent a continuous selection for a higher percentage of cells that exhibit totipotency; however, ..."

6. An Introduction to Bacterial Diseases of Plants by Erwin Frink Smith (1920)
"... are totipotent and that what finally becomes of them, that is whether they avail themselves of their totipotency, or not, depends on circumstances. ..."

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