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The functional cell type of the liver. Hepatocytes make enzymes for detoxifying metabolic waste, synthesise proteins for the blood plasma, produce bile and help control blood ...

in vitro

Medical; Stem cell research

A process that takes place in the laboratory (e.g., in cell culture).

in vitrofertilization (IVF)

Medical; Stem cell research

A technique in which an egg is fertilized outside the body. For use in assisted reproduction, the fertilized egg is implanted in the uterus at approximately three to four days of ...

Wharton’s jelly

Medical; Stem cell research

A gelatinous substance within the umbilical cord recently shown to be a source of potentially pluripotent stem cells.

adult stem cell

Medical; Stem cell research

Stem cell derived from, or resident in, a fetal or adult tissue, with potency limited to cells of that tissue. These cells sustain turnover and repair throughout life in some ...


Medical; Stem cell research

A single cell resulting from the fusion of male and female gametes (sperm and egg) at fertilization.


Medical; Stem cell research

Sufficient to form entire organism. The zygote is totipotent; not demonstrated for any vertebrate stem cell.