Glossary: Stem Cell Terms and Definitions

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There are 3 names in this directory beginning with the letter S.
Somatic stem cells
Somatic stem cells are basically adult stem cells that are found in both children and adult humans.

Stem cell
A stem cell - is a cell that has the ability to divide for indefinite periods in culture and give rise to specialized cells.

Stromal cell
Stromal cells are connective tissue cells of any organ, for example in the uterine mucosa (endometrium), prostate, bone marrow, lymph node, and the ovary. They are cells that support the function of the parenchymal cells of that