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1. Lacking cellular organization, as applied to viruses, which can only replicate within a cell, whether prokaryotic or eukaryotic. Synonym(s): subcellular
2. Synonym(s): acellular (1)
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However, many microbial ecologists and evolutionary biologists among us are on solid ground in asserting that viruses are noncellular living organisms.) Though there are many kinds of living organisms, including human beings, they all share a common underlying type of organization.
Superoxide dismutase 1 immunoreactive cells were hardly detected in the normal-group, although SOD1 immunoreactivity is shown in noncellular tissue [Figure 2]a and [Figure 3].
* Antibodies are noncellular components of the immune system that help identify and destroy invading threats and cancerous cells.
This ruled out the assumption of noncellular reduction of MTT promoted by Mueller-Hinton Broth components and pointed to certain instability of the medium under the assay conditions.
Cellular and noncellular inflammatory responses suppress both the innate and adaptive immune system (Emsley & Hopkins, 2010; Zurru et al., 2009).
GluN is an essential noncellular component of connective tissue, cartilage, ligaments, and other structures [24, 34] (Figure 3).
Fresh urine is also characterized by the presence of human cells (erythrocytes, leucocytes, urothelial cells, and epithelial cells), bacteria, fungi, sperms, and noncellular components (mucus filaments, cylinders, cylindroids, pseudocylinders, and crystals, urates).
Nadella et al reduced the density of thermoplastic materials by foaming, resulting in less dense plastics than that of the solid or noncellular material.
The concept is captured in the term "neurovascular unit" (NVU), an ensemble of cellular and noncellular players (neurons, endothelial cells, glial cells, pericytes, the extracellular matrix, immune cells, inflammatory mediators) which form an integrated functional unit [6, 7].
Plasma viscosity refers to the viscosity of the noncellular matrix of the blood.
(206) The disparity between open and licensed noncellular was evident last year as well, and preceded a decline in Sensus's market share.