Definition of extracellular in English:



  • Situated or taking place outside a cell or cells.

    ‘extracellular space in the cortex’
    • ‘Both are presumed to be consequences of cell death, and the subsequent leakage of cell contents into the extracellular space.’
    • ‘Integrin is the molecule that connects the outside of the cells to the extracellular matrix.’
    • ‘These enzymes are essential for the chemical processes of life, both inside cells and in the extracellular fluids.’
    • ‘The cell wall and extracellular material are often only crudely preserved in this process, and the internal cytoplasm may degrade and be destroyed.’
    • ‘There are reports of exposure to fungal elicitors leading to extracellular alkalization in plant cell cultures.’