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cellular

adjective cel·lu·lar \ ˈsel-yə-lər \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of cellular

1 :of, relating to, or consisting of cells
  • a cellular structure
  • cellular growth
2 :containing cavities :having a porous texture
  • cellular rocks
3 :of, relating to, or being a radiotelephone system in which a geographical area (such as a city) is divided into small sections each served by a transmitter of limited range
  • cellular phones

cellularity

play \ˌsel-yə-ˈla-rə-tē, -ˈler-ə-\ noun

Examples of cellular in a Sentence

  1. Researchers are observing the course of the disease at the cellular level.

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Origin and Etymology of cellular

New Latin cellularis, from cellula living cell, from Latin, diminutive of cella small room


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cellular

noun

Definition of cellular

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First Known Use of cellular

1985



CELLULAR Defined for English Language Learners

cellular

adjective

Definition of cellular for English Language Learners

  • : of, relating to, or made of the cells of living things

  • : relating to a system that uses radio waves instead of wires to send telephone signals


CELLULAR Defined for Kids

cellular

adjective cel·lu·lar \ ˈsel-yə-lər \

Definition of cellular for Students

1 :of, relating to, or made up of cells
  • cellular tissue
2 :of, relating to, or being a cell phone

Medical Dictionary

cellular

adjective cel·lu·lar \ ˈsel-yə-lər \

medical Definition of cellular

1 :of, relating to, or consisting of cells
2 :cell-mediated
  • cellular immunity

cellularity

play \ˌsel-yə-ˈlar-ət-ē\ noun plural -ties

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