cellule

noun
cel·​lule | \ ˈsel-(ˌ)yül How to pronounce cellule (audio) \

Definition of cellule

: a small cell

First Known Use of cellule

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cellule

Latin cellula

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“Cellule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cellule. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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cellule

noun
cel·​lule | \ ˈsel-(ˌ)yü(ə)l How to pronounce cellule (audio) \

Medical Definition of cellule

: a small cell

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