adj. [L. intra, within; cellula, small cell]
Occurring within a cell or cells.

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  • Intracellular — In tra*cel lu*lar, a. (Biol.) Within a cell; as, the intracellular movements seen in the pigment cells, the salivary cells, and in the protoplasm of some vegetable cells; intracellular enzymes. Contrasted with {extracellular}. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intracellular — 1876, from INTRA (Cf. intra ) + CELLULAR (Cf. cellular) …   Etymology dictionary

  • intracellular — [in΄trə sel′yo͞o lər] adj. existing or occurring within a cell …   English World dictionary

  • intracellular — Within a cell or cells. * * * in·tra·cel·lu·lar sel yə lər adj existing, occurring, or functioning within a cell <intracellular enzymes> <intracellular localization of RNA synthesis> <intracellular parasites>… …   Medical dictionary

  • Intracellular pH — All cells contain an intracellular fluid which has a pH value this is known as the intracellular pH (pHi). The pHi of cells plays a critical role in their function and close regulation is required for cells to survive. There are numerous… …   Wikipedia

  • intracellular — adjective Date: 1876 existing, occurring, or functioning within a cell < intracellular parasites > • intracellularly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Intracellular calcium-sensing proteins — are proteins that act in the second messenger system. Examples include: calmodulin calnexin calreticulin gelsolin External links MeSH Intracellular+Calcium Sensing+Proteins …   Wikipedia

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