extracellular

adjective
ex·​tra·​cel·​lu·​lar | \ ˌek-strə-ˈsel-yə-lər How to pronounce extracellular (audio) \

Definition of extracellular

: situated or occurring outside a cell or the cells of the body extracellular digestion extracellular enzymes

Other Words from extracellular

extracellularly adverb

Examples of extracellular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Recent research has linked forces in the extracellular matrix to the development of fruit fly eggs, for example. Quanta Magazine, 12 July 2022 This transmembrane glycoprotein is a member of the immunoglobulin superfamily that promotes the recognition, binding, and adhesion of extracellular substances to the cell’s surface. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 17 May 2022 The hydrogels mimic the human body's extracellular matrix, which contains substances including proteins, collagen and hyaluronic acid. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 10 June 2022 According to Nava Greenfield, MD, a dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City, ultraviolet light breaks down the extracellular matrix in between your cells and speeds up aging. Amy Capetta, Woman's Day, 19 May 2022 And last year, researchers found indirect evidence of ribosomes in the extracellular space. Roxanne Khamsi, Scientific American, 17 June 2020 Prior studies suggested the diatom mats would have created an anaerobic environment, thanks to extracellular polymeric substances. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 26 Apr. 2022 The researchers measured the bacteria’s extracellular electron transfer as current. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 18 Apr. 2022 But the inherent diversity of extracellular RNA (exRNA) molecules, and the packages that transport them, poses a considerable challenge. Elie Dolgin, Scientific American, 17 June 2020 See More

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First Known Use of extracellular

1867, in the meaning defined above

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25 Jul 2022

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“Extracellular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extracellular. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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extracellular

adjective
ex·​tra·​cel·​lu·​lar | \ ˌek-strə-ˈsel-yə-lər How to pronounce extracellular (audio) \

Medical Definition of extracellular

: situated or occurring outside a cell or the cells of the body extracellular digestion extracellular enzymes

Other Words from extracellular

extracellularly adverb

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