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Pronunciation: mon'o-fi'le-tizm

Definition: In hematology, the theory that all blood cells are derived from one common stem cell or pluripotential hemopoietic stem cell.

Synonym(s): monophyletic theory

[mono- + G. phyle, tribe]

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