intercellular

adjective
in·ter·cel·lu·lar | \ˌin-tər-ˈsel-yə-lər \

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.

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1835, in the meaning defined above

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intercellular

adjective
in·ter·cel·lu·lar | \ˌint-ər-ˈsel-yə-lər \

Medical Definition of intercellular 

: occurring between cells intercellular spaces

Other Words from intercellular

intercellularly adverb

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