Origin of acellular

First recorded in 1935–40; a-6 + cellular Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for acellular


  1. biology not made up of or containing cells
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acellular in Medicine


  1. Containing no cells; not made of cells.
  2. Devoid of cells; noncellular.
  3. Of or relating to unicellular organisms that do not become multicellular and are complete within a single cell unit.
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acellular in Science


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