Glossary: Stem Cell Terms and Definitions


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Mesoderm is one of three germ layers found in triploblastic organisms; it is found between the ectoderm and endoderm.

Mitosis cell
Mitosis cell is the type of stem cell division that allows a population of cells to increase its numbers or to maintain its numbers.

Multipotent stem cells
Multipotent stem cells - the ability of a single stem cell to develop into more than one cell type of the body. Most adult stem cells are multipotent stem cells.

Myeloid stem cell
Hematopoietic stem cells give rise to different types of blood cells, in lines called myeloid and lymphoid. Cells in the myeloid cell line are those that arise from myeloid progenitor cells, and will eventually become the specific adult blood cells. Myeloid cells include monocytes, macrophages, neutrophils, basophils, eosinophils, erythrocytes, and megakaryocytes to platelets.