Cellular tissue
Cellular Cel"lu*lar (s[e^]l"[u^]*l[~e]r; 135), a. [L. cellula a little cell: cf. F. cellulaire. See {Cellule}.] 1. Consisting of, or containing, cells; of or pertaining to a cell or cells. [1913 Webster]

2. porous; containing cavities. [PJC]

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. [PJC]

{Cellular plants}, {Cellular cryptogams} (Bot.), those flowerless plants which have no ducts or fiber in their tissue, as mosses, fungi, lichens, and alg[ae].

{Cellular theory}, or {Cell 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. [1913 Webster]


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  • cellular tissue — Conjunctive Con*junc tive, a. [L. conjunctivus.] 1. Serving to unite; connecting together. [1913 Webster] 2. Closely united. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] {Conjunctive mood} (Gram.), the mood which follows a conjunction or expresses contingency;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cellular tissue — noun 1. : areolar connective tissue 2. botany : tissue entirely parenchymatous …   Useful english dictionary

  • cellular tissue — loose connective tissue with large interspaces …   Medical dictionary

  • crude cellular tissue — žalia ląsteliena statusas Aprobuotas sritis pašarai apibrėžtis Dalis, likusi po pašaro apdorojimo hidroksido ir rūgšties tirpalais, sudaryta iš celiuliozės, hemiceliuliozės, lignino ir kitų polisacharidų. atitikmenys: angl. crude cellular tissue; …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Cellular — Cel lu*lar (s[e^]l [u^]*l[ e]r; 135), a. [L. cellula a little cell: cf. F. cellulaire. See {Cellule}.] 1. Consisting of, or containing, cells; of or pertaining to a cell or cells. [1913 Webster] 2. porous; containing cavities. [PJC] 3. pertaining …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cellular cryptogams — Cellular Cel lu*lar (s[e^]l [u^]*l[ e]r; 135), a. [L. cellula a little cell: cf. F. cellulaire. See {Cellule}.] 1. Consisting of, or containing, cells; of or pertaining to a cell or cells. [1913 Webster] 2. porous; containing cavities. [PJC] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cellular plants — Cellular Cel lu*lar (s[e^]l [u^]*l[ e]r; 135), a. [L. cellula a little cell: cf. F. cellulaire. See {Cellule}.] 1. Consisting of, or containing, cells; of or pertaining to a cell or cells. [1913 Webster] 2. porous; containing cavities. [PJC] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cellular theory — Cellular Cel lu*lar (s[e^]l [u^]*l[ e]r; 135), a. [L. cellula a little cell: cf. F. cellulaire. See {Cellule}.] 1. Consisting of, or containing, cells; of or pertaining to a cell or cells. [1913 Webster] 2. porous; containing cavities. [PJC] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cellular — 1753, with reference to cellular tissue, from Mod.L. cellularis, from cellula little cell, dim. of cella (see CELL (Cf. cell)). Of mobile phone systems (in which the area served is divided into cells of a few square miles served by transmitters) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cellular — cel|lu|lar [ seljələr ] adjective 1. ) relating to or consisting of animal or plant cells: diseased cellular tissue 2. ) relating to a cellphone or its system of communication: cellular communications 3. ) made up of small units or enclosed… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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