cellular

[sel-yuh-ler]
adjective
1.
pertaining to or characterized by cellules or cells, especially minute compartments or cavities.
2.
of or pertaining to cellular phones.

Origin:
1745–55; < Neo-Latin cellulāris, equivalent to cellul(a) live cell (Latin: little room; see cellule) + -āris -ar1

cellularity, noun
cellularly, adverb
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cellular (ˈsɛljʊlə)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, resembling, or composed of a cell or cells
2.  having cells or small cavities; porous
3.  divided into a network of cells
4.  textiles woven with an open texture: a cellular blanket
5.  designed for or involving cellular radio
 
cellularity
 
n

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cellular
1753, with reference to cellular tissue, from Mod.L. cellularis, from cellula "little cell," dim. of cella (see cell). Of mobile phone systems (in which the area served is divided into "cells" of a few square miles served by transmitters), 1977.
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cellular cel·lu·lar (sěl'yə-lər)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or resembling a cell.

  2. Consisting of, composed of, or containing a cell or cells.

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cell  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (sěl)  Pronunciation Key 


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  1. The basic unit of living matter in all organisms, consisting of protoplasm enclosed within a cell membrane. All cells except bacterial cells have a distinct nucleus that contains the cell's DNA as well as other structures (called organelles) that include mitochondria, the endoplasmic reticulum, and vacuoles. The main source of energy for all of a cell's biological processes is ATP. See more at eukaryote, prokaryote.

  2. Any of various devices, or units within such devices, that are capable of converting some form of energy into electricity. Cells contain two electrodes and an electrolyte. See more at electrolytic cell, solar cell, voltaic cell.


cellular adjective
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Cellular definition

language, cellular automaton
A system for cellular automaton programming by J Dana Eckart dana@faculty.cs.runet.edu. Cellular includes a byte-code compiler, run-time system, and a viewer.
Latest version: 2.0, as of 1993-04-03.
Posted to comp.sources.unix, volume 26.
See also Cellang.
(2000-10-07)

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Example sentences
That's one of the fastest cellular processes in nature.
The prey became the mitochondrion, the cellular organ that produces energy.
That's because so much of our health-and our healthcare-depend on things going
  on at the cellular level.
Early prototype cellular phones await the development of microchips.
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