Cel´lu`lar   Pronunciation: sĕl´ŭ`lẽr; 135
a.1.Consisting of, or containing, cells; of or pertaining to a cell or cells.
2.porous; containing cavities.
3.pertaining to or using a system of transmission of telephone signals by radio, in which areas are divided into geographical parts (cells), each of which is served by a transmitter whose range is limited to that region, thus permitting a single transmission frequency to be used simulataneously in different parts of the same area. Cellular telephones are typically small and battery powered, allowing a subscriber with such a telephone to carry the telephone in a pocket or purse, over the entire area served, and to be contacted by a single telephone number. The system became widespread and popular in the 1980's and 1990's; as, cellular telephones sometimes lose their link unpredictably.
Cellular plants
(Bot.) those flowerless plants which have no ducts or fiber in their tissue, as mosses, fungi, lichens, and algæ.
Cellular theory
(Biol.) a theory, according to which the essential element of every tissue, either vegetable or animal, is a cell; the whole series of cells having been formed from the development of the germ cell and by differentiation converted into tissues and organs which, both in plants and animals, are to be considered as a mass of minute cells communicating with each other.
Cellular tissue
a - (Anat.) See conjunctive tissue under Conjunctive.
b - (Bot.) Tissue composed entirely of parenchyma, and having no woody fiber or ducts.
cellular telephone
a portable radio-telephone transmitting and receiving the radio-telephonic signals from one of a group of transmitter-receiver stations so arranged that they provide adequate signal contact for such telephones over a certain geographical area. The area within which one transmitter may service such portable telephones is called its "cell".
cellular slime mold
a myxomycete differing from the true slime molds in being cellular throughout the life cycle. See slime mold.
Adj.1.cellular - relating to cells; "cellular walls"; "cellular physiology"
2.cellular - characterized by or divided into or containing cells or compartments (the smallest organizational or structural unit of an organism or organization); "the cellular construction of a beehive"; "any effective opposition to a totalitarian regime must be secretive and cellular"; "a cellular phone uses a network of shortrange transmitters located in overlapping cells"
acellular, noncellular - not made up of or divided into cells
(language, cellular automaton)Cellular - A system for cellular automaton programming by J Dana Eckart . Cellular includes a byte-code compiler, run-time system, and a viewer.

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biological science, biology, cell
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