multicellular multicellular

Definition(s):

  • (adj) consisting of many cells

Usage(s):

  1. Rotifers are ideally fitted for experiments on senescence : they are multicellular, have simple brains, eye spots, and live three weeks or less.
  2. Such questions fascinate biologists, for the mysterious force which makes cells cooperate is the basic law of multicellular life.
  3. When he does, he may have the secret of how cells learned to cooperate, preparing the way for multicellular man.

News

  1. Psychiatric Epigenetics: A Key to the Molecular Basis of and Therapy for Psychiatric Disorders

    Table 2: Examples of known epigenetic modifiers with therapeutic impli... The term “epigenetic” was first coined by Waddington in 1939 to describe diverse reprogramming of the same genetic materials to generate a multicellular organism from a single cell.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Psychiatric Times

  2. Psychiatric Epigenetics

    Table 2: Examples of known epigenetic modifiers with therapeutic impli... The term “epigenetic” was first coined by Waddington in 1939 to describe diverse reprogramming of the same genetic materials to generate a multicellular organism from a single cell.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Psychiatric Times

Quotes

  • "Our method allows the assembly of multicellular structures from the 'bottom up,'" says Carolyn Bertozzi, principal investigator in the research, who directs DOE's Molecular Foundry nanoscience research facility at Berkeley Lab and is a member...
    on Mar 5, 2009 By: Carolyn Bertozzi Source: PhysOrg.com

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