Definition of Extracellular

1. Adjective. Located or occurring outside a cell or cells. "Extracellular fluid"

Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Partainyms: Cell
Antonyms: Intracellular

Definition of Extracellular

1. Adjective. occurring or found outside of a cell ¹

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Definition of Extracellular

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Extracellular

1. Outside a cell or cells. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Extracellular

extracapsular fracture
extracapsular ligaments
extracardiac murmur
extracellular (current term)
extracellular enzyme
extracellular fluid
extracellular fluid volume
extracellular matrices
extracellular matrix
extracellular matrix proteins
extracellular space
extracellular toxin
extrachorial pregnancy
extrachromosomal DNA

Literary usage of Extracellular

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1. Clinical Hematology: A Practical Guide to the Examination of the Blood with by John C. DaCosta (1901)
"Flagellate bodies, smaller in size and containing coarser granules than corresponding tertian forms, develop from these swollen extracellular parasites, ..."

2. Oral Abscesses by Kurt Hermann Thoma (1916)
"We also speak of intracellular and extracellular ferments. ... The activity of the extracellular ferments is easily affected by modifications in the medium ..."

3. Life of Elie Metchnikoff, 1845-1916 by Olga Metchnikoff (1921)
"CHAPTER XXV Pfeiffer's experimenta, 1895—The Buda-Pest Congress—extracellular destruction of microbes—Reaction of the organism against toxins —Dr. ..."

4. Immunity in Infective Diseases by Elie Metchnikoff (1907)
"extracellular destruction of the cholera vibrio. — Part played by two substances in Pfeiffer's phenomenon. — Specificity of fixatives. ..."

5. A Text-book of clinical diagnosis by laboratory methods: For the Use of by Leonard Napoleon Boston (1905)
"extracellular Pigmented Bodies.—Certain of the extracellular bodies found in both tertian and quartan fevers do not undergo segmentation after they have ..."

6. Household Bacteriology for Students in Domestic Sciences by Estelle Denis Buchanan, Robert Earle Buchanan (1913)
"Intracellular and extracellular Enzymes. —- It has already been noted in the preceding chapter that enzymes may be ..."

7. The Nature of Animal Light by Edmund Newton Harvey (1920)
"... material is burned within the cell where it is formed or is secreted to the exterior and is burned outside—intracellular and extracellular luminescence. ..."

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