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cellular

cel·lu·lar

cellular

 
pronunciation:
sel y lr
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, pertaining to, or resembling cells.
Microscopes allow us to see cellular structure.These molecules cannot penetrate the cellular membrane.
definition 2: of or pertaining to cellular phones.
They live in an isolated area where there is no cellular service yet.
derivations: cellularly (adv.), cellularity (n.)
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The word cellular contains the following part:
-ar1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means of, pertaining to, or resembling
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The suffix -ar1attaches to bound Latinate bases to form adjectives. Most adjectives ending in -ar1 combine with the suffix -ity to form nouns ending in -arity. -ar1 is a variant of -al2, -ial that for phonological reasons occurs with bases ending in 'l'.