Transcellular fluid

Definition

noun

A body fluid found outside the cells and is the smallest component of the extracellular fluid.


Supplement

Examples of this type of fluid are gastrointestinal fluid, [cerebrospinal] fluid, and ocular fluid, joint fluid, and bladder urine.


Word origin: L, comb. form of trāns (adv. and prep.) across, beyond, through + NL cellulāris, equiv. to cellul(a) live cell.

See also: extracellular fluid.

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