[ ey-sel-yuh-ler ]
/ eɪˈsɛl yə lər /
being without cells.
composed of tissue not divided into separate cells, as striated muscle fibers.
DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?
"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
Question 1 of 10
Words nearby acellular
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
Example sentences from the Web for acellular
They note that the acellular vaccine does not offer as long-lasting protection as the old whole-cell versions did.Ignore the Fear Mongering: Whooping Cough Vaccine Works|Amanda Schaffer|February 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for acellular
/ (eɪˈsɛljʊlə) /
biology not made up of or containing cells
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Medical definitions for acellular
[ ā-sĕl′yə-lər ]
Containing no cells; not made of cells.
Devoid of cells; noncellular.
Of or relating to unicellular organisms that do not become multicellular and are complete within a single cell unit.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Scientific definitions for acellular
[ ā-sĕl′yə-lər ]
Devoid of cells. The hyphae of some fungi are acellular.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.