See the below image for the Stem cells diagram. A stem cell is a cell with the unique ability to develop into specialised cell types in the body. In the future they may be used to replace cells and tissues that have been damaged or lost due to disease. Our body is made up of many different types of cell.
Stem cell, an undifferentiated cell that can divide to produce some offspring cells that continue as stem cells and some cells that are destined to differentiate (become specialized). Stem cells are an ongoing source of the differentiated cells that make up the tissues and organs of
Adult stem cells, also called somatic (from Greek ÏÏÎ¼Î±ÏÎ¹ÎºóÏ, “of the body”) stem cells, are stem cells which maintain and repair the tissue in which they are found. They can be found in children, as well as adults.