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

Examples of subcellular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web First, machine learning can find the borders of cells and other subcellular structures. Quanta Magazine, 2 Nov. 2021 The changes in brain composition across that broad span of time can be profound at even the subcellular level, a fact that would seem to curb the research value of early fetal mini-brains. Quanta Magazine, 29 Aug. 2017 Typically, a cell is genetically modified to produce a fluorescent protein that attaches itself to specific subcellular structures, like mitochondria or microtubules. Quanta Magazine, 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, 12 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of subcellular

1919, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of subcellular was in 1919

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“Subcellular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subcellular. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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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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