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(1) Not composed of, or not containing cell(s).

(2) Without cellular organization, as in a cytoplasm that is noncellular.


Word origin: prefix repr. L adv. nōn not + NL cellulāris, equiv. to cellul(a) live cell (L: little room).

Synonym: acellular, subcellular.
Compare: cellular.
See also: cells, tissues.

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Re: Natural selection and logic

... entity that makes an explicit choice to bring those things about." Those occurrences are then listed as 1) formation of a cell from a noncellular precursor, 2) evolution of the wing, and 3) speciation of humans and chimpanzees.

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by AstraSequi
Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection and logic
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Double Fertilization

... nucleus divides repeatedly and becomes the endosperm, a nutritive tissue for the angiosperm embryo. The endosperm is usually cellular but is noncellular in early stages of some species. Coconut "milk" represents a noncellular endosperm. In some seeds, termed exalbuminous, (e.g. bean, peanut, ...

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by Poison
Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:15 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Double Fertilization
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