from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or resembling a cell.
- adj. Consisting of or containing a cell or cells: the cellular construction of a beehive; the cellular nature of plant and animal tissue.
- adj. Of or involving the cells of an organization or movement: "The assessment of opposition to any totalitarian regime . . . is notoriously difficult, for any effective movement must be secretive and cellular” ( Anthony Sampson).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, relating to, consisting of, or resembling a cell or cells.
- n. A cellular phone (mobile phone).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Consisting of, or containing, cells; of or pertaining to a cell or cells.
- adj. porous; containing cavities.
- adj. pertaining to or using a system of transmission of telephone signals by radio, in which areas are divided into geographical parts (cells), each of which is served by a transmitter whose range is limited to that region, thus permitting a single transmission frequency to be used simulataneously in different parts of the same area. Cellular telephones are typically small and battery powered, allowing a subscriber with such a telephone to carry the telephone in a pocket or purse, over the entire area served, and to be contacted by a single telephone number. The system became widespread and popular in the 1980's and 1990's.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Consisting of, containing, or resembling cells; pertaining to a cell or to cells: as, cellular structure; a cellular appearance.
- n. In botany, a plant having no spiral vessels.
- Filled with cavities, as pumice.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to cells
- adj. characterized by or divided into or containing cells or compartments (the smallest organizational or structural unit of an organism or organization)
The term cellular atypia is sometimes used for the same purpose.
Here Gloria brilliantly discusses the changing position of women throughout history and what she describes as a "cellular homesickness" that humanity feels for a past, more egalitarian time.
If initial cells resulted from directed forces evidence for this might be found in cellular constructive design.
Instructions within cellular genomes reveal what life is.
The mechanisms of oxidation, respiration and fermentation in cellular processes were particularly important research topics during this time.
It is a physiological way of preventing abnormal proliferation of activated lymphocyte clones, but here the phenomenon was enormous and bore not only on the main cellular target of HIV infection, CD4+ T-lymphocytes, but also on cells which were not infectable by the virus, such as CD8+ T-lymphocytes, B-lymphocytes, monocytes, natural killer cells ...
Although there are known problems with sending out tweets via SMS on certain cellular phone networks in Azerbaijan, one foreign blogger, International Federation of Liberal Youth General Secretary Bart Woord, updated followers from his Blackberry via Twitter's web interface.
According to Dr. Geim, that could make it an ideal candidate as a material for high-speed transistors used in cellular phones, for electrodes used in DNA sequencing machines, and other electronic devices.
But the road to its discovery and understanding of its critical and almost universal role as energy provider in cellular processes began with and led through the analysis of creatine phosphate.
The ITU-T just recently completed the profile for mobile backhaul – that is, the carrying of signals from cell towers to the main cellular telecommunications network.
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