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

  • adjective Of, relating to, or resembling a cell.
  • adjective Consisting of or containing a cell or cells.
  • adjective Of or involving the cells of an organization or movement.
  • adjective Of or relating to a cellular telephone.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Filled with cavities, as pumice.
  • Consisting of, containing, or resembling cells; pertaining to a cell or to cells: as, cellular structure; a cellular appearance.
  • noun In botany, a plant having no spiral vessels.

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

  • adjective Consisting of, or containing, cells; of or pertaining to a cell or cells.
  • adjective porous; containing cavities.
  • adjective 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.
  • adjective (Bot.) those flowerless plants which have no ducts or fiber in their tissue, as mosses, fungi, lichens, and algæ.
  • adjective (Biol.) a theory, according to which the essential element of every tissue, either vegetable or animal, is a cell; the whole series of cells having been formed from the development of the germ cell and by differentiation converted into tissues and organs which, both in plants and animals, are to be considered as a mass of minute cells communicating with each other.
  • adjective (Anat.), (Bot.) Tissue composed entirely of parenchyma, and having no woody fiber or ducts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, relating to, consisting of, or resembling a cell or cells.
  • noun US, informal A cellular phone (mobile phone).

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

  • adjective relating to cells
  • adjective characterized by or divided into or containing cells or compartments (the smallest organizational or structural unit of an organism or organization)

Etymologies

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

[From Latin cellula, cellule; see cellule.]

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