Acellular



being without cells.
composed of tissue not divided into separate cells, as striated muscle fibers.
Contemporary Examples

They note that the acellular vaccine does not offer as long-lasting protection as the old whole-cell versions did.
Ignore the Fear Mongering: Whooping Cough Vaccine Works Amanda Schaffer February 21, 2013

adjective
(biology) not made up of or containing cells

acellular a·cel·lu·lar (ā-sěl’yə-lər)
adj.

Containing no cells; not made of cells.

Devoid of cells; noncellular.

Of or relating to unicellular organisms that do not become multicellular and are complete within a single cell unit.

acellular
(ā-sěl’yə-lər)
Devoid of cells. The hyphae of some fungi are acellular.

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  • Acellular vaccine

    a vaccine that contains cellular material but not complete cells, specifically, antigenic or allergenic parts of cells. Contemporary Examples They note that the acellular vaccine does not offer as long-lasting protection as the old whole-cell versions did. Ignore the Fear Mongering: Whooping Cough Vaccine Works Amanda Schaffer February 21, 2013

  • Acellular pertussis vaccine

    acellular pertussis vaccine acellular pertussis vaccine n. Abbr. DTaP A diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis vaccine containing two or more antigens but no whole cells.



  • Acenesthesia

    loss of the physical awareness of one’s body. acenesthesia a·ce·nes·the·si·a (ā-sē’nĭs-thē’zē-ə, -zhə, ā-sěn’ĭs-) n. Absence of the sensation of physical existence and well-being or of the consciousness of normal bodily functioning.

  • Acelomate

    acelomate acelomate a·ce·lo·mate (ā-sē’lə-māt’) adj. Lacking a true celom or body cavity lined with mesothelium, as in flatworms. a·ce’lo·mate’ or a’ce·lom’a·tous (-lŏm’ə-təs, -lō’mə-) adj.



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