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noun [countable] [usually plural] science stem cell pronunciation in British English 
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singularstem cell
pluralstem cells
  1. a cell that is taken from a person or animal at an early stage of development and is capable of developing into cells of any type, for example nerve cells or blood cells

    Some scientists believe that stem cells will make it possible to treat serious diseases.

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