Pronunciation: to'te-po'ten-se, to-tip'o-tens
Definition: The ability of a cell to differentiate into any type of cell and thus form a new organism or regenerate any part of an organism; a fertilized ovum, or a small excised portion of a Planaria, which is capable of regenerating a complete new organism.
[L. totus, entire, + potentia, power]
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Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.