cell biology

noun

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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Recent Examples on the Web Britt Glaunsinger is a professor in the department of molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley, and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Jeffery Delviscio, Scientific American, "What Science Has Learned About the Coronavirus One Year On," 11 Dec. 2020 Three hundred students from Chandler Park, from elementary to high school, worked on proposals that involved microgravity under a variety of classifications such as crystal growth to cell biology. Nisa Khan, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan students' microgravity experiment chosen for NASA space launch," 5 Dec. 2020 All drugs have a side effect at some point, says Mark Zylka, professor of cell biology and physiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who was not involved in the study. Giorgia Guglielmi, Science | AAAS, "Gene therapy for autism-linked condition weakened legs, robbing two people of ability to walk," 5 Nov. 2020 As a biology major who graduated from Boston College, the younger Yaccarino has had a long interest in science and holds a master’s degree from Quinnipiac University in molecular cell biology. Christopher Keating, courant.com, "Father and son running together for Connecticut legislature — one Republican, one Democrat," 30 Oct. 2020 Nicholas Bellono, a professor of molecular and cell biology at Harvard University, was worried about his first octopus. Sara Harrison, Wired, "How Octopuses Use Their Suction Cups to Taste Through Touch," 29 Oct. 2020 But rapid tests can produce false negatives, especially early on in the disease, as Daniel Green, an assistant professor of pathology and cell biology at Columbia University, explains to NPR. Sarah Todd, Quartz at Work, "The White House shows exactly how not to handle Covid-19 at work," 5 Oct. 2020 At least that's the view of Jennifer Doudna, a professor of chemistry and molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley, who spoke Tuesday at Fortune's Brainstorm Health virtual conference. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "3 ways science will never be the same after COVID-19," 7 July 2020 James Rothman, chairman of the Yale School of Medicine’s department of cell biology, said in a phone interview. John Schwartz, New York Times, "Paul Marks, Who Pushed Sloan Kettering to Greatness, Dies at 93," 5 May 2020

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First Known Use of cell biology

1889, in the meaning defined above

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17 Dec 2020

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“Cell biology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cell%20biology. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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cell biology

noun

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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