from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Biology Located among or between cells: intercellular fluid.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Located between, or connecting, cells
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Lying between cells or cellules
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Situated between or among cells; interstitial in a cellular tissue: as, the intercellular substance or matrix of cartilage.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. located between cells
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The bile ducts commence by little passages in the liver cells which communicate with canaliculi termed intercellular biliary passages (bile capillaries).
A nonliving material, called the intercellular matrix, fills the spaces between the cells.
A research team led by Andre Levchenko of the Whiting School of Engineering has shed light on a previously poorly understood method of cell-cell communication called intercellular transfer of cellular components (ICT).
"Steroids exert direct inhibitory effects on the expression of adhesion molecules in vascular endothelial cells such as intercellular adhesion molecule-1, E-selectin, and vascular cell adhesion molecule-1, all of which are thought to be involved in the early process of atherosclerosis," explains Dr Otsuki.
We have a common ancestor that evolved intercellular signalling (for e.g. colonialism, mating), a function which was expanded in certain lineages, (esp. metazoans that used those signally functions to coordinate across specialized tissues).
He asserts that specifically human consciousness emerges from "the flux of intercellular signals that neurons give rise to"— without making it clear how this happens.
If one considers that the human body is 70-80 percent water, perhaps the best way to provide pharmacological information to the body and into intercellular fluids is with nanodoses.
Given that multicellular life exists, and that they descended from primitive, single-celled organisms, we can then predict that they evolved through intermediate forms that had varying levels of intercellular cooperation and communication.
The idea is that closely related cells can gain an advantage by intercellular communication.
Under saturating light conditions at low levels of intercellular CO2, assimilation is limited by the quantity and activity of rubisco, the enzyme that is primarily responsible for capturing atmospheric carbon in the production of sugars.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.