Definition of Multipotent

Multipotent cells are a kind of stem cells that have the tendency to differentiate into different kinds of cells. They have the ability to renew themselves by keeping on dividing and these cells develop themselves into various types of cells that make a specific tissue or an organ.


Most of the adult stem cells are known to be multipotent stem cells but are also present during embryonic development. Moreover, they are found in the cord blood, fat tissues, cardiac cells, bone marrow, etc. Take an example of a blood stem cell that is able to get differentiated into lymphocytes, monocytes, neutrophils, etc.

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