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Definition of "cellular" []

  • Of, relating to, or resembling a cell. (adjective)
  • Consisting of or containing a cell or cells: the cellular construction of a beehive; the cellular nature of plant and animal tissue. (adjective)
  • Of or involving the cells of an organization or movement: "The assessment of opposition to any totalitarian regime . . . is notoriously difficult, for any effective movement must be secretive and cellular” ( Anthony Sampson). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cellular" in a sentence
  • " The term cellular atypia is sometimes used for the same purpose."
  • "Here Gloria brilliantly discusses the changing position of women throughout history and what she describes as a "cellular homesickness" that humanity feels for a past, more egalitarian time."
  • "If initial cells resulted from directed forces evidence for this might be found in cellular constructive design."