cellular

[ sel-yuh-ler ]
/ ˈsɛl yə lər /

adjective

pertaining to or characterized by cellules or cells, especially minute compartments or cavities.
of or relating to cellular phones.

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Origin of cellular

1745–55; <New Latin cellulāris, equivalent to cellul(a) “live cell” (Latin: “little room”; see cellule) + -āris -ar1

OTHER WORDS FROM cellular

cel·lu·lar·i·ty, nouncel·lu·lar·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for cellular

cellular
/ (ˈsɛljʊlə) /

adjective

of, relating to, resembling, or composed of a cell or cells
having cells or small cavities; porous
divided into a network of cells
textiles woven with an open texturea cellular blanket
designed for or involving cellular radio

Derived forms of cellular

cellularity (ˌsɛljʊˈlærɪtɪ), noun
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Medical definitions for cellular

cellular
[ sĕlyə-lər ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or resembling a cell.
Consisting of, composed of, or containing a cell or cells.
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