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- adj. embryonic
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to an embryo, or the initial state of any organ; embryonic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to an embryo, or to the embryonic stage of an organism.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of an organism prior to birth or hatching
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Currently, treatment is based on whether a patient's cancer is classified as alveolar or embryonal, which is determined by the appearance of a tumour sample under the microscope.
Because of the "primitive" appearance of the heart, it is sometimes called "spongiform" or "embryonal" cardiomyopathy, and is thought to be caused by incomplete heart cell maturation.
Human skin is differentiated (i.e., adult), embryonal stem cells are not.
What was illegal was to use * federal funds* to create new * embryonal* stem cell lines.
When the team returned to Chicago, he was examined, then diagnosed with embryonal cell carcinoma -- cancer.
A few years later, Kleinsmith and Pierce demonstrated that such tumours were derived from undifferentiated embryonal carcinoma cells .
These embryonal carcinoma (EC) cells could be grown on feeder layers of irradiated fibroblasts.
 Kleinsmith LJ, Pierce, G.B. Multipotentiality of single embryonal carcinoma cells.
The development of cell culture techniques permitted investigators to establish cultures of embryonal carcinoma cells (EC cells) from murine testicular teratocarcinomas.
Martin Evans had worked with mouse embryonal carcinoma (EC) cells, which although they came from tumors could give rise to almost any cell type.
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