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  • n. Totipotency.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In biology, the capacity to generate or regenerate the whole. An egg or a bud which may become a complete organism, or a fragment of the leaf of a begonia which may give rise to a complete plant, is an illustration of totipotence or the potency of the whole.

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

  • n. the ability of a cell to give rise to unlike cells and so to develop a new organism or part

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