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(1) Of, pertaining to, or resembling a cell.

(2) Derived from, or consisting of cell(s).

(3) Having numerous compartments or cells.


Word origin: NL cellulāris, equiv. to cellul(a) live cell (L: little room).
Related phrases: cellular respiration.

Compare: acellular.
See also: cells, tissues.

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Re: antibiotics vs antibacterial drugs..

... was originally coined by Waksman for substances produced by a microorganism which in low concentration inhibit the growth of some other cellular microorganisms (including bacteria and fungi etc but *not* viruses), but the restriction to biological sources has been abandoned by many users ...

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Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: antibiotics vs antibacterial drugs..
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An Overview of Embryonic Stem Cells

... isolation of murine ES cell lines in 1981 contributed to a simple model system for studying the basic processes of early embryonic development and cellular differentiation, marking a major breakthrough for developmental biology in the history. And later scientists were wondering that if ES cells ...

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Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:48 am
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Topic: An Overview of Embryonic Stem Cells
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Biological Immortality and Immortalised Cell lines

Biological immortality usually refers to the process to decrease the rate of cells’ mortality from cellular senescence as a function of chronological age. Various unicellular and multicellular species may achieve be immortal throughout their existence or live long enough. ...

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Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:58 am
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Basic Knowledge about DNA Extraction

... by sonicating or bead beating the sample. It has been proved that vortexing with phenol is often a effective method to break down protienacious cellular walls or viral capsids and the using of a detergent such as SDS is viable to remove lipid membranes. Besides, DNA associated with other cellular ...

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Topic: Basic Knowledge about DNA Extraction
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Virus Questions [Science Fiction]

... But it's nothing that can't be solved by blurring the line between cell and virus . I think the most believable scenario is that it's a normal cellular organism that evolved from a virus, but still depends on a viral phase to infect hosts for reprocution, somewhat like how plants gradually ...

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