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- To differentiate a differential or differential coefficient.
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- verb To
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Invading cells differentiate into arteries and capillaries; cells on the surface redifferentiate into veins.
In a practical example, this is significant because now scientists could take a skin cell, chemically revert it back into an ectodermal stem cell, convert it into a mesodermal stem cell, then redifferentiate it into a blood precursor to treat blood diseases.
The newt lens is a classical case of regeneration by transdifferentiation, in which adult cells revert to a stem cell-like state, then redifferentiate into another type of adult cell.