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.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THESE WORDS FROM BROWN GIRL DREAMING!

Visualize yourself passing this quiz on words from Jacqueline Woodson’s exquisite verse novel “Brown Girl Dreaming,” and then take the quiz to prove you can do it! (Because you can.)
Question 1 of 10
What does “barren” mean?

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for cellular

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
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 cellular

cellular
[ sĕlyə-lər ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or resembling a cell.
Consisting of, composed of, or containing a cell or cells.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.