subcellular

play
adjective sub·cel·lu·lar \ -ˈsel-yə-lər \

Definition of subcellular

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

First Known Use of subcellular

1919


Medical Dictionary

subcellular

play
adjective sub·cel·lu·lar \ ˌsəb-ˈsel-yə-lər \

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

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up subcellular? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a strongly worded attack

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Merriam-Webster's New Words Quiz—Fall 2017 Edition!

  • young-plant-shoots
  • Which of the following is a new sense of the word bunny?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!