poten-, pot-, poss-, -potent, -potence, -potency, -potential +

(Latin: power, strength, ability, able; having authority over; rule over, command of)

totipotency (s) (noun) (no pl)
The ability shown by many, if not all, living cells to form all of the types of tissues that constitute mature organisms: Totipotency may be achieved even if the cells have completely differentiated, provided that the appropriate balance of nutrients and hormones is given.

The best example of this phenomenon is the formation of adventitious embryos in carrot tissue cultures. Totipotency demonstrates that each cell retains the full genetic potential of the species.

totipotent (adjective), more totipotent, most totipotent
With reference to an animal cell or part, having the potential for developing into various specialized ways in response to external or internal stimuli: A totipotent cell has the ability to separate and create a new individual organ or tissue.
unipotence (s) (noun) (no pl)
A cell that is able to develop into only a single type of cell or tissue: Unipotence can be exemplified by embryonic or other specific cells.
unipotent (adjective) (not comparable)
A reference to cells that are capable of developing into only one type of cell or tissue: Unipotent cells produce a single type of daughter cell, for example a unipotent stem cell.
ventripotency (s) (noun) (no pl)
1. The condition of a person having a very large belly: Over the yers Mr. Big certainly suffered from ventripotency because he loved eating too much meat and drinking too much beer.
2. Greediness: Harry's ventripotency for sweets, cakes, ice cream, and wine provided him with a very large stomach!
ventripotent (adjective), more ventripotent, nost ventripotent
Characterized by a large appetite or a big stomach: Jack's ventripotent figure indicated that he ate too much and the wrong things!
viripotency (s) (noun) (no pl)
The arrival of manhood: In the old dictionary Sam found in the attic, he found the word viripotency being the time when a man is sexually mature.
viripotent (adjective), more viripotent, most viripotent
1. Regarding the development into manhood: The young prince entered the viripotent age of being able to beget, and so his father, the king, told him that he was now considered fit for marriage.
2. Pertaining to the possession of masculine strength or energy: Tom grew up to be very viripotent and handsome, so he was very attractive to many young ladies.
Volens et potens. (Latin saying)
Willing and able.

Motto on the original State seal of Nevada, USA.

Wind turbines for power in Denmark
Viewed from the United States or Asia, Denmark is an environmental role model.

About one-fifth of the Denmark's electricity comes from wind, which wind experts say is the highest proportion of any country.

A closer look shows that Denmark is a far cry from a clean-energy paradise.

The building of wind turbines has virtually ground to a halt since subsidies were cut back.

Meanwhile, compared with others in the European Union, Danes remain above-average emitters of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.

For all of its wind turbines, a large proportion of the rest of Denmark's power is generated by plants that burn imported coal.

Danish experience shows how difficult it can be for countries grown rich on fossil fuels to switch to renewable energy sources like wind power.

Among the hurdles are fluctuating political priorities, the high cost of putting new turbines offshore, concern about public acceptance of large wind turbines, and the destructive volatility of the wind itself.

Some parts of western Denmark derive 100 percent of their peak needs from wind if the breeze is up.

Germany and Spain generate more power in absolute terms, but in those countries wind still accounts for a far smaller proportion of the electricity generated. The average for all 27 European Union countries is three percent.

The Germans and the Spanish are catching up as Denmark slows down.

—Excerpts compiled from "Denmark meets hurdles on its course to a power solution"
by James Kanter; Internationl Herald Tribune; March 22, 2007; page 13.

Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "master, lead, leading, ruler, ruling, govern": -agogic; agon-; arch-; -crat; dom-; gov-; magist-; regi-; tyran-.