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

  • adj. Of, relating to, or resembling a cell.
  • adj. Consisting of or containing a cell or cells: the cellular construction of a beehive; the cellular nature of plant and animal tissue.
  • adj. Of or involving the cells of an organization or movement: "The assessment of opposition to any totalitarian regime . . . is notoriously difficult, for any effective movement must be secretive and cellular” ( Anthony Sampson).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, relating to, consisting of, or resembling a cell or cells.
  • n. A cellular phone (mobile phone).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Consisting of, or containing, cells; of or pertaining to a cell or cells.
  • adj. porous; containing cavities.
  • adj. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


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

From Latin cellula, cellule; see cellule.



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