cell biology


Definition of cell biology

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

Other Words from cell biology

cell biologist noun

Examples of cell biology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the past 20 years, Suhr and Senut have worked on various projects by studying cell biology at institutions around the county. Lindsey Botts, The Arizona Republic, 25 Apr. 2022 This payload—alongside the diverse proteins and other biomolecules also found in exosomes—make these tiny droplets a potent engine for regulating cell biology. Michael Eisenstein, Scientific American, 17 June 2020 Tavares, a single-cell biology program manager at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, is currently in the process of donating his kidney to a stranger. Maria Pasquini, PEOPLE.com, 5 Nov. 2021 Other work is focused not on diagnostics or cell biology experiments in a dish, but rather the use of this technology for clinical use in humans. Gabriel A. Silva, Forbes, 23 Sep. 2021 This means that the intensity of their colors fades slowly over time, in contrast to other molecular markers often used in cell biology. Gabriel A. Silva, Forbes, 23 Sep. 2021 Bruce Blumberg, a professor of developmental and cell biology at UC Irvine, still remembers the trucks that used to spray massive amounts of DDT in farms and neighborhoods. Rosanna Xia, Star Tribune, 22 Apr. 2021 Amgen is among the drugmakers that have reoriented their research efforts around insights gleaned from scientific advances in understanding the role of genetics and cell biology in disease. Joseph Walker, WSJ, 28 May 2021 Sleep was still largely the domain of psychologists, Sehgal says, rather than scientists who studied genetics or cell biology. Quanta Magazine, 18 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of cell biology

1889, in the meaning defined above

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“Cell biology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cell%20biology. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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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

Other Words from cell biology

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