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  • n. A small compartment or chamber

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A little cell; a cellule.


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  • Here, too, he stated his famous generalization “omnis cellula e cellula” (all cells arise from cells) and described the cell as the basic element of the life process.

    b. Chemistry, Biology, and Geology

  • In 1854 Virchow, [286] previously a supporter of Schwann, crystallised the new views in the famous phrase -- _Omnis cellula e cellula_ -- and gave wide publicity to them in his classical lectures on Cellular Pathology, delivered in 1858. [

    Form and Function A Contribution to the History of Animal Morphology

  • In contrast, the liver, blood, the gut, and the skin all grow through hyperplasia—cells becoming cells becoming more cells, omnis cellula e cellula e cellula.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Second, that cells only arose from other cells—omnis cellula e cellula, as he put it.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • And another, a Latin phrase omnis cellula e cellula, which means all cells come from other cells just like it by means of cell division.

    The Origins Of The Word 'Cell'

  • Rudolph Virchow proclaimed omnis cellula e cellula in 1858, now usually listed as the third tenet of the cell theory.

    Big Ideas: "Hooked" on cells

  • Besides, I have heard within this week something of this honest fellow that shows he has a soul; when I thought, if he had one, that it lay a little of the deepest to emerge to notice, except on very extraordinary occasions; and that then it presently sunk again into its cellula adiposa. —

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Further on this, there seems to be quite a few theses and website on urban growth using cellula automata simulations.

    July 18th, 2005

  • The first lobe corresponds to sensitive imagination (cellula fantastica), the second to conceptualization and discourse

    William Crathorn

  • Omnis cellula e cellula — merely put a period to the long dispute.



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