I. adjective Etymology: New Latin cellularis, from cellula living cell, from Latin, diminutive of cella small room Date: circa 1739 1. of, relating to, or consisting of cells 2. containing cavities ; having a porous texture <
cellular rocks
3. of, relating to, or being a radiotelephone system in which a geographical area (as a city) is divided into small sections each served by a transmitter of limited range <
cellular phones
cellularity noun II. noun Date: 1987 cell phone

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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