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Definition of intercellular

: relating to, involving, or occurring in the space between the cells of a multicellular organism or in the space between cells of closely associated unicellular microorganisms (such as bacteria) … potent chemical transmitters of intercellular and intracellular signals that mediate a diversity of physiologic and pathologic functions …— John A. Oates These mechanisms may provide a physical pathway for very small solutes to pass through a single endothelial cell, but the leak of larger proteins probably occurs at the intercellular junctions between adjacent endothelial cells.— Sara M. Weis et al. A biofilm is a community of bacteria that use intercellular signaling …— J. Christopher Post et al.

First Known Use of intercellular

1835, in the meaning defined above

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“Intercellular.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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Medical Definition of intercellular

: occurring between cells intercellular spaces

Other Words from intercellular

intercellularly adverb


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