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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A cell that divides to produce two or more daughter cells.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a cell which, by endogenous divisions, gives rise to other cells (daughter cells); a parent cell.

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

  • n. cell from which another cell of an organism (usually of a different sort) develops

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