Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Containing no cells; not made of cells.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective not containing cells.
  • adjective not made up of or divided into cells.
  • adjective occurring outside of cells or without the participation of cells. Opposite of cellular.

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  • adjective Not composed of cells; not cellular

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

  • adjective not made up of or divided into cells

Etymologies

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a- +‎ cellular

Examples

  • Because of the high rate of side effects, scientists developed a more purified version of the pertussis vaccine, referred to as the acellular pertussis vaccine.

    Questions and Answers About the Vaccine Schedule

  • A newer version of the vaccine, called the acellular pertussis vaccine, contains fewer pertussis proteins and causes fewer reactions.

    Global Immunization: Vaccine Coverage is Variable

  • He was an early champion for the introduction of safer whooping cough vaccines, called acellular vaccines.

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  • He was an early champion for the introduction of safer whooping cough vaccines, called acellular vaccines.

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  • He was an early champion for the introduction of safer whooping cough vaccines, called acellular vaccines.

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  • He was an early champion for the introduction of safer whooping cough vaccines, called acellular vaccines.

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  • Therefore, the anthrax vaccine is made in a manner similar to the "acellular" pertussis vaccine.

    Anthrax Vaccine

  • In 1996 a new ( "acellular") pertussis vaccine was available for use in the United States.

    Vaccine Safety FAQs

  • The new "acellular" pertussis vaccine had a much lower risk of severe side effects than the old "whole-cell" vaccine.

    Vaccine Safety FAQs

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