totipotent[tō tip′ə tənt]
capable of developing into a complete embryo or organ: said of a cleavage cell
Origin of totipotenttoti- + potent
Relating to a cell, especially a fertilized egg, that is capable of differentiating into an unlimited number of specialized cell types.
(comparative more totipotent, superlative most totipotent)
- (biology) Exhibiting totipotency