Cellular plants, Cellular cryptogams(Bot.), those flowerless plants which have no ducts or fiber in their tissue, as mosses, fungi, lichens, and algæ.Cellular theory, orCell 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.

(Cel"lu*la`ted) a. Cellular. Caldwell.

(Cel"lule) n. [L. cellula a small apartment, dim. of cella: cf. F. cellule. See Cell.] A small cell.

(Cel`lu*lif"er*ous) a. [L. cellula + -ferous.] Bearing or producing little cells.

(||Cel`lu*li"tis) n. [NL., fr. L. cellula + -itis.] An inflammantion of the cellular or areolar tissue, esp. of that lying immediately beneath the skin.

(Cel"lu*loid`) n. [Cellulose + -oid.] A substance composed essentially of gun cotton and camphor, and when pure resembling ivory in texture and color, but variously colored to imitate coral, tortoise shell, amber, malachite, etc. It is used in the manufacture of jewelry and many small articles, as combs, brushes, collars, and cuffs; — originally called xylonite.

(Cel"lu*lose`) a. Consisting of, or containing, cells.

(Cel"lu*lose`), n. (Chem.) The substance which constitutes the essential part of the solid framework of plants, of ordinary wood, linen, paper, etc. It is also found to a slight extent in certain animals, as the tunicates. It is a carbohydrate, (C6H10O5)n, isomeric with starch, and is convertible into starches and sugars by the action of heat and acids. When pure, it is a white amorphous mass. See Starch, Granulose, Lignin.

Unsized, well bleached linen paper is merely pure cellulose.

Starch cellulose, the delicate framework which remains when the soluble part (granulose) of starch is removed by saliva or pepsin. Goodale.

(Ce*lot"o*my) n. [Gr. hernia + to cut.] (Med.) The act or operation of cutting, to relieve the structure in strangulated hernia. [Frequently written kelotomy.]

(Cel`lar*et") n. [Dim of cellar.] A receptacle, as in a dining room, for a few bottles of wine or liquor, made in the form of a chest or coffer, or a deep drawer in a sideboard, and usually lined with metal.

(Cel"lar*ist) n. Same as Cellarer.

(Celled) a. Containing a cell or cells.

(Cel"le*pore) n. [L. cella cell + porus, Gr. passage.] (Zoöl.) A genus of delicate branching corals, made up of minute cells, belonging to the Bryozoa.

(Cel*lif"er*ous) a. [Cell + -ferous.] Bearing or producing cells.

(||Cel"lo) n.; pl. E. Cellos It. Celli A contraction for Violoncello.

(Cel"lu*lar) a. [L. cellula a little cell: cf. F. cellulaire. See Cellule.] Consisting of, or containing, cells; of or pertaining to a cell or cells.

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