acellular acellular adj. 1. 1 not containing cells {cellular}

Syn: cell-free [WordNet 1.5]

2. not made up of or divided into cells {cellular}

Syn: noncellular [WordNet 1.5]

3. occurring outside of cells or without the participation of cells. Opposite of {cellular}. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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