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English definition of “stem cell”

stem cell

noun [C]
a cell, especially one taken from a person or animal in a very early stage of development, that can develop into any other type of cellCells
(Definition of stem cell noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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