pertaining to or characterized by cellules or cells, especially minute compartments or cavities.
of or relating to cellular phones.
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 blanket
designed for or involving cellular radio
1753, with reference to cellular tissue, from Modern Latin cellularis “of little cells,” from cellula “little cell,” diminutive of cella (see cell). Of mobile phone systems (in which the area served is divided into “cells” of a few square miles served by transmitters), 1977. Related: Cellularity.
cellularity cel·lu·lar·i·ty (sěl’yə-lār’ĭ-tē)
The state of a tissue or other mass with regard to the degree, quality, or condition of cells present in it.
cellular cel·lu·lar (sěl’yə-lər)
Of, relating to, or resembling a cell.
Consisting of, composed of, or containing a cell or cells.
any of several enzymes, produced primarily by fungi and bacteria, that catalyze the hydrolysis of cellulose. Historical Examples noun any enzyme that converts cellulose to the disaccharide cellobiose cellulase cel·lu·lase (sěl’yə-lās’, -lāz’) n. Any of several enzymes produced chiefly by fungi, bacteria, and protozoans that catalyze the hydrolysis of cellulose. cellulase (sěl’yə-lās’) Any of several […]
a minute cell. Historical Examples noun a very small cell cellule cel·lule (sěl’yōōl) n. A small cell.
cellulicidal cel·lu·li·cid·al (sěl’yə-lĭ-sīd’l) adj. Destructive to cells.
cellulifugal cel·lu·lif·u·gal (sěl’yə-lĭf’yə-gəl, -lĭf’ə-) adj. Moving from, repelling, or extending away from a cell or cell body.