[ sel-yuh-ler ]
/ ˈsɛl yə lər /


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

Origin of cellular

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

Related forms

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


/ (ˈsɛljʊlə) /


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

cellularity (ˌsɛljʊˈlærɪtɪ), noun
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Medicine definitions for cellularity (1 of 2)


[ sĕl′yə-lărĭ-tē ]


The state of a tissue or other mass with regard to the degree, quality, or condition of cells present in it.

Medicine definitions for cellularity (2 of 2)


[ sĕlyə-lər ]


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