the compact area of a nerve cell that constitutes the nucleus and surrounding cytoplasm, excluding the axons and dendrites.
cell body n.
The part of a neuron containing the nucleus but not incorporating the axon and dendrites. Also called soma.
The portion of a neuron that contains the nucleus but does not incorporate the dendrites or axon.
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.
the cycle of growth and asexual reproduction of a cell, consisting of interphase followed in actively dividing cells by prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase. noun the growth cycle of eukaryotic cells. It is divided into five stages, known as G0, in which the cell is quiescent, G1 and G2, in which it increases in size, […]
the division of a cell in reproduction or growth. Historical Examples noun (cytology) the division of a cell into two new cells during growth or reproduction See amitosis, meiosis, mitosis cell division n. The process by which a cell divides to form two daughter cells, each of which contains the same genetic material as the […]