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CELLULAR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cellular mean? 

CELLULAR (adjective)
  The adjective CELLULAR has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: CELLULAR used as an adjective is rare.


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CELLULAR (adjective)


Sense 1cellular [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to cells

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context examples:

cellular walls / cellular physiology

Domain category:

biological science; biology (the science that studies living organisms)

Pertainym:

cell ((biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals)


Sense 2cellular [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by or divided into or containing cells or compartments (the smallest organizational or structural unit of an organism or organization)

Context examples:

the cellular construction of a beehive / any effective opposition to a totalitarian regime must be secretive and cellular

Similar:

cancellate; cancellated; cancellous (having an open or latticed or porous structure)

alveolate; cavitied; faveolate; honeycombed; pitted (pitted with cell-like cavities (as a honeycomb))

cell-like (resembling a cell)

lymphoblast-like (resembling a lymphoblast)

multicellular (consisting of many cells)

Domain category:

being; organism (a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently)

Antonym:

noncellular (not made up of or divided into cells)


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