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cellular

[sel-yuh-ler] /ˈsɛl yə lər/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or characterized by cellules or cells, especially minute compartments or cavities.
2.
of or pertaining to cellular phones.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; < Neo-Latin cellulāris, equivalent to cellul(a) live cell (Latin: little room; see cellule) + -āris -ar1
Related forms
cellularity, noun
cellularly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for cellularity

cellular

/ˈsɛljʊlə/
adjective
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
Derived Forms
cellularity (ˌsɛljʊˈlærɪtɪ) noun
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Word Origin and History for cellularity

cellular

adj.

1753, with reference to cellular tissue, from Modern Latin cellularis "of little cells," from cellula "little cell," diminutive 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. Related: Cellularity.

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cellularity in Medicine

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.

cellularity cel·lu·lar·i·ty (sěl'yə-lār'ĭ-tē)
n.
The state of a tissue or other mass with regard to the degree, quality, or condition of cells present in it.

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