Meaning of cellular in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsɛljʊlə/

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  • 1Relating to or consisting of living cells.

    ‘cellular proliferation’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Infection with T gondii induces both cellular and humoral immune responses.’
    • ‘The body uses humoral and cellular immune responses to reject a transplanted graft.’
    • ‘Depletion of cellular glutathione levels sensitizes cells to the toxic effects of these carcinogens.’
    • ‘These activated cells release chemoattractants and growth factors that result in cellular proliferation and granuloma formation.’
    • ‘At the cellular level, necrotic hepatocytes infiltrate portal tracts, leading to inflammatory changes in the liver bed.’
    • ‘Histologic sections showed a cellular proliferation of spindle neoplastic cells that were arranged in short fascicles.’
    • ‘Wound healing is an essential and complicated process in which several types of cells and cellular messengers interact.’
    • ‘When the cells are fused they become one hybrid cell with shared cellular contents, including two sets of genes.’
    • ‘In the absence of a normal cellular immune response, bacterial proliferation may lead to infection.’
    • ‘These cells create a cellular and molecular barrier at the site of injury, called the glial scar.’
    • ‘There were 2 growth patterns, namely, a cellular spindle cell pattern and a hypocellular fibrous pattern.’
    • ‘The frozen section showed a cellular spindle cell lesion without a prominent granulomatous pattern.’
    • ‘This size was compared with the myoma cell size in the cellular outer zone.’
    • ‘The histology is similar and consists of a cellular spindle cell lesion with whorls.’
    • ‘As people age, their cellular and humoral immunity generally diminish and T cell activity and immunoglobulins decrease.’
    • ‘Thus, defects in either cell type have the potential to affect both cellular and humoral immunity to varying degrees.’
    • ‘Endothelial cells and mononuclear phagocytes are likely cellular mediators of lung IRI.’
  • 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.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘ExpressNet combines digital two-way radio with cellular telephony and advanced instant messaging.’
    • ‘More recently, largely due to the sharp rise in cellular mobile telephone subscribers and paging users, a number of new telecommunication retailer branches have opened.’
    • ‘Subscriber lists from the two Danish operating companies identified 420,095 cellular telephone users.’
    • ‘AT & T Bell Labs proposed the cellular telephone system we know today.’
    • ‘The phone, unlike those from its competitors, switches automatically between cellular and wireless internet networks.’
    • ‘Wireless local calling became common near the end of the twentieth century with cellular telephone systems.’
    • ‘His firm engineers telephone system infrastructure, specializing in the cellular telephone industry.’
    • ‘Each cylinder can generate radio signal to disrupt cellular traffic, said Marshall.’
    • ‘Mobile phones use radio waves, operating on a cellular system.’
    • ‘The user equipment may be based on a set-top box and television, a personal computer, a cellular telephone with a display, or other such devices.’
    • ‘In summary, our present study showed an increased risk for brain tumors among users of analog cellular telephones.’
    • ‘The unit connector port is also adapted to receive power from a connected cellular telephone.’
    • ‘There was no evidence adduced about finding any other drug paraphernalia, weapons, cellular telephones, or pagers.’
    • ‘Nokia is investing US $12 billion building an industrial park outside Beijing to make handsets and cellular base stations.’
    • ‘Cutting-edge firms have developed wireless and cellular telephone technology, as well as new applications for the Internet.’
    • ‘Until everyone has joined the mobile phone revolution and cellular technology becomes fully reliable, most pay phones should remain.’
    • ‘Utilising the cellular telephone network and localised transmitters, vehicle location systems like Tracker lead police to the stolen vehicle.’
  • 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.

    • ‘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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Pairs of cellular rooms housing offices and classrooms are arranged on each of the three sides of the courtyard.’
    • ‘There are also a number of meeting rooms, conference rooms, cellular offices and kitchen facilities.’
    • ‘The offices are open plan and include meeting rooms and cellular offices.’
    • ‘The office space is mainly open plan but has some cellular offices and meeting rooms.’
    • ‘The two-storey standalone building is laid out to provide a number of cellular offices with natural light on three sides.’
    • ‘With luminous communal spaces contained on lower floors, the upper levels will provide cellular teaching rooms and offices for the law school.’


Early 18th century from modern Latin cellularis, from cellula ‘little chamber’, diminutive of cella.