• WordNet 3.6
    • adj cellular characterized by or divided into or containing cells or compartments (the smallest organizational or structural unit of an organism or organization) "the cellular construction of a beehive","any effective opposition to a totalitarian regime must be secretive and cellular"
    • adj cellular relating to cells "cellular walls","cellular physiology"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Talking on a cellular phone while driving is against the law in Israel.
    • Cellular Consisting of, or containing, cells; of or pertaining to a cell or cells.
    • Cellular pertaining to or using a system of transmission of telephone signals by radio, in which areas are divided into geographical parts (cells), each of which is served by a transmitter whose range is limited to that region, thus permitting a single transmission frequency to be used simulataneously in different parts of the same area. Cellular telephones are typically small and battery powered, allowing a subscriber with such a telephone to carry the telephone in a pocket or purse, over the entire area served, and to be contacted by a single telephone number. The system became widespread and popular in the 1980's and 1990's; as, cellular telephones sometimes lose their link unpredictably.
    • Cellular porous; containing cavities.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The main active chemical in marijuana is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol). The membranes of certain nerve cells in the brain contain protein receptors that bind to THC. Once securely in place, THC kicks off a series of cellular reactions that ultimately lead to the high that users experience when they smoke marijuana
    • cellular Consisting of, containing, or resembling cells; pertaining to a cell or to cells: as, cellular structure; a cellular appearance.
    • n cellular In botany, a plant having no spiral vessels.
    • cellular Filled with cavities, as pumice.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Western Electric successfully brought sound to motion pictures and introduced systems of mobile communications which culminated in the cellular telephone.
    • Cellular consisting of or containing cells
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. cellula, a little cell: cf. F. cellulaire,. See Cellule
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. celle—L. cella, conn. with celāre, to cover.


In literature:

The eye of the Pecten presents a retina, a cornea, a lens of cellular structure like our own.
"Creative Evolution" by Henri Bergson
The cellular membrane, in all dependent parts, effused, when cut, a serous fluid.
"Cases of Organic Diseases of the Heart" by John Collins Warren
It consists of a coarsely cellular mass of iron, the cavities being filled with mineral substances.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
The mucus of the cellular membrane is increased by blisters and sinapisms.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
They come from the fatty substance and the cellular membranes.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
When the external wound is small, there may be a considerable degree of emphysema of the cellular tissue.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
There they are surrounded by a mantle of cellular elements which fill up the spaces.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
The external, or cellular coat of the veins, is dense and firm, resembling the cellular tunic of the arteries.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
The mass, which weighed about 1,400 pounds, was irregular in form, and cellular, like a sponge.
"The Rain Cloud or, An Account of the Nature, Properties, Dangers and Uses of Rain" by Anonymous
Within the cement-ducts I saw a distinct chord of rather opaque cellular matter.
"A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 1 of 2)" by Charles Darwin

In news:

Official Rules 2012 US Cellular 's Know Your Players Text Quiz.
Morris Television Networks will deploy Dejero's cellular uplink solutions to provide enhanced live news and event coverage in each of its markets.
For more information on Bluegrass Cellular and for local store hours and locations, visit bluegrasscellular.com or call 1-800-928- CELL .
Cellular launches 4G network in Rockford Nov 15.
US Cellular (NYSE: USM), in conjunction with its partner, King Street Wireless, is launching a 4G LTE network, and Rockford will begin receiving access to 4G LTE speeds Thursday, Nov 15.
EGF is used to stimulate cell turnover, while growth hormone has been used to promote cellular vitality, according to Mintel.
AT&T Prices Cellular -Equipped Camera.
Dallas – AT&T priced the cellular -equipped Samsung Galaxy camera at $499 with or without data plan.
KJK Wireless provides services for US Cellular , which includes getting permits for cell sites.
AT&T revises cellular FaceTime policy but some users still excluded.
IPhone 5 customer with a tiered data plan the ability to make cellular Facetime calls once the functionality rolls out in the next eight to 10 weeks.
AT&T changes policy, will allow FaceTime over cellular .
Sprint Nextel Corp. On Wednesday said it has agreed to buy US Cellular Corp.'s service areas in the Midwest for $480 million to boost its network capacity in that region.
Sprint to buy US Cellular spectrum and Midwest markets.
US Cellular Raised to Outperform From Mkt Perform by Raymond James >USM.

In science:

Molecular motors: Structural adaptations to cellular functions.
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots
Most cellular solids are random materials, while practically all theoretical results are for periodic models.
Elastic moduli of model random three-dimensional closed-cell cellular solids
To be able to generate theoretical results for random models, the finite element method (FEM) was used to study the elastic properties of solids with a closed-cell cellular structure.
Elastic moduli of model random three-dimensional closed-cell cellular solids
The results, which are best described by a power law E ∝ ρn (1 < n < 2), show the in fluence of randomness and isotropy on the proper ties of closed-cell cellular materials, and are found to be in good agreement with experimental data.
Elastic moduli of model random three-dimensional closed-cell cellular solids
Manufactured cellular materials have been developed for a range of applications (e.g., insulation, lightweight reinforcement), and their natural counterparts (e.g. wood) have a cellular structure that optimizes performance for their particular requirements.
Elastic moduli of model random three-dimensional closed-cell cellular solids