Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Located or occurring outside a cell or cells: extracellular fluid.

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  • adj. occurring or found outside of a cell

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. located or occurring outside of a living cell or cells. Opposite of intracellular.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Being, occurring, or done outside of a cell: opposed to intracellular: as, cavitary or extracellular digestion, respiration, etc., as distinguished from any vital process or physiological activity inside of the cells of which the body is composed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. located or occurring outside a cell or cells

Etymologies

extra- +‎ cellular (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The viral RNA challenge falls short because the genomes of such viruses do decay in extracellular environments.

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  • Fluid inside your cells is called intracellular fluid and the fluid outside your cells is called extracellular fluid.

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  • When researchers administered a protein enzyme called extracellular signal-related kinase or ERK, it appeared to suppress intestinal turmorigenesis in the mice, causing cancer proteins to degrade more rapidly and increasing the survival time of the mice.

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  • That powder is a substance made from pig bladders called extracellular matrix.

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  • The protein, called extracellular matrix protein ECM may act like a natural sunscreen to prevent sun damage and prevent the skin from aging.

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  • This extracellular material is located between the connective tissues and is called the extracellular matrix.

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  • This extracellular material located between the connective tissues and called extracellular matrix.

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  • "When normal cells become detached from neighboring cells or from the supportive scaffolding known as the extracellular matrix, they die from anoikis, a form of programmed cell death," said first author Anil Sood, M.D., professor in M.

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  • This 'glue' is called the extracellular matrix (ECM).

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  • There is an important group of molecules outside of the cells which is called the extracellular matrix (ECM) or formerly called 'Basement Membrane.'

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