acellular

[ey-sel-yuh-ler]
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adjective

being without cells.
composed of tissue not divided into separate cells, as striated muscle fibers.

Nearby words

  1. ace-high,
  2. acebutolol,
  3. acedia,
  4. aceh,
  5. aceldama,
  6. acellular pertussis vaccine,
  7. acellular vaccine,
  8. acelomate,
  9. acenesthesia,
  10. acentric

Origin of acellular

First recorded in 1935–40; a-6 + cellular

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British Dictionary definitions for acellular

acellular

adjective

biology not made up of or containing cells
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Medicine definitions for acellular

acellular

[ā-sĕlyə-lər]

adj.

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.

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Science definitions for acellular

acellular

[ā-sĕlyə-lər]

Devoid of cells. The hyphae of some fungi are acellular.
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