cell biology

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Definition of cell biology 

: a branch of biology dealing with the structure, function, and life history of cells and their constituents : cytology sense 1a

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In her youth, Ehrenreich earned a Ph.D. in cell biology. Judith Shulevitz, New York Times, "Is Our Obsession With Wellness Doing Us In?," 11 June 2018 Her favorite subjects are chemistry, biology and English. Fox plans to study molecular and cell biology, with a double major in English while eyeing a medical/research career. P.k. Daniel, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Union-Tribune All-Academic Team Captains for spring sports," 6 June 2018 Pastor-Pareja, the geneticist who gave up Yale for Beijing, specializes in studies of cell biology using fruit flies – Drosophila melanogaster. Author: Ben Guarino, Emily Rauhala, William Wan, Anchorage Daily News, "China challenges American dominance of science," 4 June 2018 Pastor-Pareja, the geneticist who gave up Yale for Beijing, specializes in studies of cell biology using fruit flies — Drosophila melanogaster. Ben Guarino, Washington Post, "China increasingly challenges American dominance of science," 3 June 2018 Ehrenreich, who has a Ph.D. in cell biology, isn’t opposed to scientific medicine. Gabriel Winant, The New Republic, "Barbara Ehrenreich’s radical critique of wellness and self-improvement," 23 May 2018 Greaves reviewed more than 30 years of research, including his own, on the genetics, cell biology, immunology, epidemiology and animal modeling of childhood leukemia and reached this conclusion. Meera Senthilingam And Jessie Yeung, CNN, "A germ-free childhood could trigger leukemia, scientist suggests," 22 May 2018 Benedikt Hallgrimson, the head of cell biology and anatomy at the University of Calgary, agreed with that assessment. Washington Post, "Police use DNA tool to identify the dead, find suspects," 1 May 2018 No model on the designer’s runway exemplifies this better than Ninouk Akkerman, a 23-year-old stunner from Boekelo, Netherlands with a degree in neuroscience and cell biology from the prestigious Utrecht University. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Dior’s New Girl Is a Cell Biologist Turned Model," 28 Feb. 2018

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1889, in the meaning defined above

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cell biology

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Medical Definition of cell biology 

: a branch of biology dealing with the structure, function, and life history of cells and their constituents : cytology sense 1a Cooperation among the cytoplasmic elements is an emerging area of study in cell biology.— Jean L. Marx, Science, 9 Dec. 1983

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