Definition of cellular in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɛljʊlə/


1Relating to or consisting of living cells: cellular proliferation
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  • Cells include histologically viable and necrotic eosinophils and other inflammatory cells, and cellular debris is often abundant.
  • In animal cells, Prx are implicated in complex cellular processes including cell proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis.
  • These cells form distinctive cellular masses, which are termed endocrine glands.
2Denoting or relating to a mobile telephone system that uses a number of short-range radio stations to cover the area that it serves, the signal being automatically switched from one station to another as the user travels about.
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  • A user of the cellular telephone generates a preliminary message including an Internet e-mail address for the Internet station.
  • Systems and methods which enable fast and simple identification of unauthorized users of cellular telephones are described.
  • They reckon that the ruling on in-flight phone calls is just a way for airlines to make you use their own pricey cellular telephone systems.
3(Of a fabric item, such as a blanket or vest) knitted so as to form holes or hollows that trap air and provide extra insulation.
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  • I was lying below a cellular blanket and I have never felt so cosy or secure in my adult life.
4Consisting of small compartments or rooms: cellular accommodation
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  • Above the banking hall is a brick-clad volume containing cellular conference rooms and offices which require a greater degree of seclusion.
  • Another wing contains cellular rooms around an internal open-air courtyard for the Sukka festival.
  • A hierarchy of scale obtains, with larger spaces at lower level and smaller cellular rooms on the upper floors.



Pronunciation: /sɛljʊˈlarɪti/
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  • Supporting evidence for malignant transformation included high cellularity, increased mitotic activity, cellular pleomorphism, hemorrhage, and necrosis.
  • Using the Fisher exact test, the difference in cellularity of the lesions in the childbearing age group versus perimenopausal and postmenopausal women was statistically significant.
  • One spinal tumor demonstrated focal histologic features consistent with a high-grade sarcoma, including brisk mitoses, increased cellularity, marked nuclear hyperchromasia, and marked cellular pleomorphism.


Mid 18th century: from French cellulaire, from modern Latin cellularis, from cellula 'little chamber', diminutive of cella.

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