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unipotent

Syllabification: u·nip·o·tent
Pronunciation: /yo͞oˈnipətənt
 
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Definition of unipotent in English:

adjective

1 Mathematics (Of a subgroup) having only one idempotent element.
Example sentences
  • We concentrate particularly on the maximal unipotent subgroup of a split reductive group and show how this improves computation in the reductive group itself.
2 Biology (Of an immature or stem cell) capable of giving rise to only one cell type.
Example sentences
  • But the researchers didn't know if hair and skin arose from one master cell - a ‘multipotent’ stem cell that can morph into a number of tissue types - or from two populations of ‘unipotent’ stem cells that are destined to be a single tissue.
  • The same rank order of sensitivity is also found with regard to unipotent progenitors of granulocytes and macrophages and with regard to early and late erythroid progenitors.

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Word of the day prepotent
Pronunciation: ˌprēˈpōtnt
adjective
greater than others in power or influence