a transparent, paperlike product of viscose, impervious to moisture, germs, etc., used to wrap and package food, tobacco, etc.
of, made of, or resembling cellophane.
trademark a flexible thin transparent sheeting made from wood pulp and used as a moisture-proof wrapping
1912, trademark name for a flexible, transparent product made from regenerated cellulose, coined by the inventor, Swiss chemist Jacques E. Brandenberger (1872-1954), probably from cell(ulose) + o + phane, from Greek phainein “to appear” (see phantasm).
cellular phone. Contemporary Examples Historical Examples noun a portable telephone operated by cellular radio In full cellular telephone n. also cell phone, 1984, short for cellular phone. cell phone (cellular telephone) A portable telephone that uses wireless cellular technology to send and receive phone signals. This technology works by dividing the Earth into small regions […]
application A program for modelling populations of biological cells. [“CELLSIM II User’s Manual”, C.E. Donaghey, U Houston. Sep 1975]. (1994-12-05)
cellula cel·lu·la (sěl’yə-lə) n. pl. cel·lu·lae (-lē’) A small anatomical compartment that is still visible to the eye. A small cell.
pertaining to or characterized by cellules or cells, especially minute compartments or cavities. of or relating to cellular phones. Contemporary Examples Historical Examples adjective of, relating to, resembling, or composed of a cell or cells having cells or small cavities; porous divided into a network of cells (textiles) woven with an open texture: a cellular […]