the merging of two or more cells into a single cell.
cell fusion n.
The nondestructive merging of the contents of two cells by artificial means, resulting in a heterokaryon that will reproduce genetically alike, multinucleated progeny for a few generations.
a prison building containing separate cells, each usually intended for one or two prisoners. Historical Examples
- Cell inclusion
cell inclusion n. Nonliving material in the protoplasm of a cell, such as pigment granules, fat droplets, or nutritive substances. Also called metaplasm2. A storage material such as glycogen or fat.
a perpetuating strain of cells in laboratory culture. noun (biology) a clone of animal or plant cells that can be grown in a suitable nutrient culture medium in the laboratory cell line n. Cells grown in tissue culture and representing generations of a primary culture.
- Cell lineage
noun (biology) the developmental history of a tissue or part of an organism from particular cells in the fertilized egg or embryo through to their fully differentiated state