haemopoietic stem cellmedical dictionary

<haematology> Cell that gives rise to distinct daughter cells, one a replica of the stem cell, one a cell that will further proliferate and differentiate into a mature blood cell.

Pluripotent stem cells can give rise to all lineages, committed stem cells (derived from the pluripotent stem cell) only to some.

American spelling: hemopoietic stem cell

(11 Mar 2008)