from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The production of embryonic stem cells for use in replacing or repairing damaged tissues or organs, achieved by transferring a diploid nucleus from a body cell into an egg whose nucleus has been removed and by harvesting cells from the resulting blastocyst.
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- noun nuclear transplantation of a patient's own cells to make an oocyte from which immune-compatible cells (especially stem cells) can be derived for transplant
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