acellular
adjective Date: 1940 1. containing no cells <
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2. not divided into cells ; consisting of a single complex cell — used especially of protozoa and ciliates

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  • acellular — adj. 1. 1 not containing cells {cellular} Syn: cell free [WordNet 1.5] 2. not made up of or divided into cells {cellular} Syn: noncellular [WordNet 1.5] 3. occurring outside of cells or without the participation of cells. Opposite of {cellular}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acellular — ► ADJECTIVE Biology 1) not divided into or containing cells. 2) consisting of one cell only …   English terms dictionary

  • acellular — 1. Devoid of cells. SYN: noncellular (2). 2. A term applied to unicellular organisms that do not become multicellular and are complete within a single cell unit; frequently applied to protozoans to emphasize their complete organization within a… …   Medical dictionary

  • acellular — Not made of cells; commonest use is in reference to slime moulds such as Physarum that are multinucleate syncytia …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • acellular — /ay sel yeuh leuhr/, adj. 1. being without cells. 2. composed of tissue not divided into separate cells, as striated muscle fibers. [1935 40; A 6 + CELLULAR] * * * …   Universalium

  • acellular — adjective Not composed of cells; not cellular …   Wiktionary

  • acellular — adj. not cellular, noncellular, not made up of cells (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acellular — adjective Biology not divided into or containing cells. ↘consisting of one cell only …   English new terms dictionary

  • acellular — acel·lu·lar …   English syllables

  • acellular — a•cel•lu•lar [[t]eɪˈsɛl yə lər[/t]] adj. 1) cbl being without cells 2) cbl composed of tissue not divided into cells, as striated muscle fibers • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

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