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, gen. and pl.


(sel'yū-lă, -lē),
1. In gross anatomy, a small but macroscopic compartment. Synonym(s): cellule
2. In histology, a cell.
[L. a small chamber, dim. of cella]


/cel·lu·la/ (sel´u-lah) pl. cel´lulae   [L.] cell.


, pl. cellulae (sel'yū-lă, -lē)
1. gross anatomy A small but macroscopic compartment.
Synonym(s): cellule.
2. histology A cell.
[L. a small chamber, dim. of cella]


(sĕl′ū-lă) plural.cellulae [L., little cell]
1. A minute cell.
2. A small compartment.

Patient discussion about cellula

Q. How are cancer cells similar to normal cells, and how are they different? I know that a similarity would be cells regenerate, and a difference would be cancer cells grow uncontrollably. Is there anything else?

A. I learned a lot of new things from the answers. Thanks.

Q. what is difference between normal cell and a cell infected with cancer?

A. Malignant cells (cancerous cells, which is the correct term, since cancer isn't transmitted from cell to cell like microbes), are immortalized cells: the life span of each cell in our body is tightly regulated according to the body's needs, so cells don't multiply endlessly and eventually undergo programmed death (called apoptosis). Cancerous cells succeed to overcome this regulation, and therefore become immortalized: either excessive multiplication or avoidance of death.

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Q. What tests can the doctors do to see if I have cancer cells still in me? Am using my friend user name. I had a mastectomy in October of the 3cms lump. They also removed lymph nodes from armpit. They found that 2 nodes were slightly infected and 2 blood vessels leading away were the same. My oncologist says I should start chemo for 5 months followed by 5 wks of radiotherapy. I am awaiting the results from bone, heart, lungs and blood tests. What tests can the doctors do to see if I have cancer cells still in me?

A. You need to have your own self examination, which you can get guidance from doctor and all the tests which you already had and the tests which you are awaiting. Like you may have clinical examination, mammograms- which you already had, breast biopsy, ultrasonography, post biopsy pathology test, HER-2 gene test to find the speed of your tumor growth. Tests to check cancer spread – like lymph, bone, liver and lungs whose results you are waiting for.

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92) Fabio Tonacci, "Terrorismo, sgominata cellula jihadista a Venezia: 'Bomba a Rialto e guadagni il Paradiso,'" Repubblica, March 30, 2017; author interview, Claudio Galzerano, April 2017.
Tetrasporophytum plantis cystocarpicis simile; Tetrasporangia in zona corticali partis mediae laminaeprincipalis vel lobulorum secundariorum superposita, e secunda cellula corticali lateraliter orientia, ovoidea, 18-19,5 [micron]m longa 5-9 [micron]m diam.
In 1855, at the age of 34, he published his now famous aphorism "omnis cellula e cellula" ("every cell stems from another cell").
1,2) In combination with cyclosporine and corticosteroids, MMF has been shown to prevent acute cellula rejection in patients post-kidney (2,3) and liver transplantation, (4) and in reversing allograft rejection in patients refractory to high-dose corticosteroids.
La otra fuente inspiradora del micromerismo es la teoria celular en la forma en que Virchow la habia expuesto (omnis cellula ex cellula).
rabbi ordained by the hand of a rabbi, omni cellula a cellula
Unde necessitas exigit, ut catenis vinctus custodiretur in cellula.
E' invece evidente come la cellula produttiva di base fosse diventata la famiglia del fittavolo che coltivava la terra e pagava un canone sia monetario, sia nella forma della colonia parziaria.
El cosmos o cellula creatoris, es una especie de "jaula de oro" en la que el hombre, enganado e inconsciente de su verdadero origen y destino, habita bajo el yugo del tirano demiurgo.
The former abbot spent the next five years as an exiled hermit-scholar, holed up in a cramped cellula at Fulda's mountain refuge, the Petersberg.
Cellula r constituents from other tissues--including muscle, eye, nerve, cuticular epithelial, and stomach--were not immunoreactive for LpI.
Finally, the cellula r microstructure may adversely change the mechanical properties of the molded part.