the branch of biology dealing with the study of cells, especially their formation, structure, components, and function.
the compact area of a nerve cell that constitutes the nucleus and surrounding cytoplasm, excluding the axons and dendrites. Historical Examples cell body n. The part of a neuron containing the nucleus but not incorporating the axon and dendrites. Also called soma. cell body The portion of a neuron that contains the nucleus but does […]
a unit of a prison consisting of a number of cells. Contemporary Examples Historical Examples
- Cell bridge
cell bridge n. See intercellular bridge.
- Cell culture
cell culture n. The maintenance or growth of dispersed cells in a medium after removal from the body. A culture of such cells.