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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The source from which something develops. Also: Ancestor.

Usage examples (32)
  • The progenitor of the idea of the computer came along long before the first computer was actually made.
  • But more mature cells called progenitor cells were lacking in the bald areas.
  • Alveolar epithelial cells are known as progenitor cells for the restoration from the damage in the lung.
  • When injected into damaged muscle, the scaffold attracts special types of cells in the bloodstream called progenitor cells. for more
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