determinationmedical dictionary

<cell biology> The committment of a cell to a particular path of differentiation, even though there may be no morphological features that reveal this determination. Generally irreversible, but in the case of imaginal discs of Drosophila that are maintained by serial passage, transdetermination may occur.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)

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