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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Célula madre pluripotente

Pluripotent stem cell (ploo-RIH-poh-tent )
A cell that is able to develop into many different types of cells or tissues in the body.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.