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cell theory

a basic tenet of modern biology, first stated by Matthias Schleiden and Theodor Schwann in 1838–39, that cells are the basic units of structure and function in living organisms. Unabridged
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  • The cancer-stem-cell theory, though plausible, was based on animal experiments and its relevance to humans was untested.
  • Solar cell theory, cell manufacturing and how they are modeled mathematically are described.
  • One will be referred to as the convention cell theory and the other as the residual salinity theory.

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