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  1. a minute cell.
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Origin of cellule

First recorded in 1645–55, cellule is from the Latin word cellula small room. See cell1, -ule
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Historical Examples

  • It will be something worse, a thousand times worse, than cellule.

    A Soldier of the Legion

    C. N. Williamson

  • Next comes "cellule," solitary confinement on starvation diet.

  • She flies from cellule to cellule, and in each deposits an egg.

    The Insect

    Jules Michelet

  • Cytoblast, sī′to-blast, n. the nucleus or germinal spot of a cellule, from which the organic cell is developed.

  • The cellule composed only of protoplasm and a nucleus possesses the very same faculty.

British Dictionary definitions for cellule


  1. a very small cell
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Word Origin

C17: from Latin cellula, diminutive of cella cell 1
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cellule in Medicine


  1. A small cell.
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