subcellular

adjective
sub·​cel·​lu·​lar | \ ˌsəb-ˈsel-yə-lər How to pronounce subcellular (audio) \

Definition of subcellular

: of less than cellular scope or level of organization subcellular organelles subcellular studies

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Typically, a cell is genetically modified to produce a fluorescent protein that attaches itself to specific subcellular structures, like mitochondria or microtubules. Quanta Magazine, "His Artificial Intelligence Sees Inside Living Cells," 24 July 2019 Together with her colleagues, Maleckar, who was unaffiliated with Finkbeiner's study, have explored similar label-free machine learning techniques for identifying subcellular structures. Robbie Gonzalez, WIRED, "AI Learns a New Trick: Measuring Brain Cells," 12 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of subcellular

1919, in the meaning defined above

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subcellular

adjective
sub·​cel·​lu·​lar | \ ˌsəb-ˈsel-yə-lər How to pronounce subcellular (audio) \

Medical Definition of subcellular

1 : of less than cellular scope or level of organization subcellular organelles subcellular studies using synaptosomes also : containing or composed of subcellular elements recovered subcellular fractions by centrifuging homogenized cells
2 : relating to or being a local or restricted area within a cell a subcellular site of hormonal activity

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