differentiation
Process in development of a multicellular organism by which cells become specialized for particular functions. Requires that there is selective expression of portions of the genome; the fully differentiated state may be preceded by a stage in which the cell is already programmed for differentiation but is not yet expressing the characteristic phenotype determination.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • differentiation — [dif΄əren΄shē ā′shən] n. 1. a differentiating or being differentiated 2. Biol. the modification of an organ, tissue, etc. in structure or function during development into a more specialized state 3. Math. the working out of the differential or… …   Universalium

  • Differentiation — Dif fer*en ti*a tion, n. 1. The act of differentiating. [1913 Webster] Further investigation of the Sanskrit may lead to differentiation of the meaning of such of these roots as are real roots. J. Peile. [1913 Webster] 2. (Logic) The act of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • differentiation — differentiation. см. дифференцировка и дифференциация. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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