dedifferentiate love

dedifferentiate

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To lose or reverse differentiation

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. lose specialization in form or function

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • A Japanese team at Kyoto University has discovered how to reprogram skin cells so that they “dedifferentiate” into the equivalent of an embryonic stem cell.

    The Anti-Science Party

  • In other words, a skin cell can dedifferentiate into a stem cell, then regenerate into a muscle cell or another completely different type of cell.

    Cells That Go Back in Time

  • Sprouting venous endothelial cells dedifferentiate as they migrate over and invade the myocardium.

    Naturejobs - All Jobs

  • Sure enough, Pajcini and Pomerantz found that blocking the expression of both Rb and ARF allowed individual myocytes isolated from mouse muscle to dedifferentiate and begin dividing.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • The virus carries dedifferentiate and then gain the ability to differentiate into any type of cell in the body and to indefinitely propagate itself.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.