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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Suzanne Eaton, 59, was a researcher at the Max Planck Institute of molecular cell biology and genetics and a professor at Dresden Technical University in Germany. Ashley Mcbride, SFChronicle.com, "American biologist and Oakland native found dead on Crete," 9 July 2019 Now, there's a progress report on an effort to turn EVE Online players into cell biology experts. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Minigame integrated into EVE Online helps scientists understand cells," 20 Aug. 2018 Of the top 10 deals, only two companies were outside the health care sector -- Kneron, an artificial intelligence software firm, and Cibus Global, an agriculture tech company that taps cell biology to uncover environmentally friendly crop traits. Mike Freeman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Venture capital surges for San Diego County startups in second quarter," 12 July 2018 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

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First Known Use of cell biology

1889, in the meaning defined above

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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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