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(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]
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, 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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


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

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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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In 1967 Laco Deczi formed his own band, which was to be an important part of the history of Czech jazz over the next twenty years: the hard bop quintet Jazz Cellula. Musicians who Went through it in its first phase included for example Ludek Hulan and Ivan Dominak, but also the, next first guitarist of Czech modern jazz Rudolf Dasek.
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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.
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