Definition of extracellular in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌekstrəˈselyələr/


Situated or taking place outside a cell or cells: extracellular space in the cortex
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  • The cell wall and extracellular material are often only crudely preserved in this process, and the internal cytoplasm may degrade and be destroyed.
  • Both are presumed to be consequences of cell death, and the subsequent leakage of cell contents into the extracellular space.
  • Integrin is the molecule that connects the outside of the cells to the extracellular matrix.



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  • For good immune response it is essential that the recombinant protein be secreted extracellularly.
  • Although the pathogen-induced oxidative stress is generated mainly extracellularly, chloroplasts, mitochondria, and peroxisomes and their antioxidant machinery could be also targeted during pathogenesis.
  • Calculus occurs when minerals are deposited intracellularly and extracellularly in dental plaque; this calcified material is resistant to removal.
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