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.

First Known Use of intercellular

1835

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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

intercellularly

adverb

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