Definition of paracellular in English:

paracellular

adjective

Biology
  • Passing or situated beside or between cells.

    • ‘Enhancing Ca absorption via paracellular absorption would require a high concentration of soluble Ca in the rumen, small intestine, or both.’
    • ‘Chloride ions, which must follow Na + ions to preserve electrical neutrality, enter cells through Cl - channels or cross through paracellular junctions.’
    • ‘Intestinal absorption of sugar may have a substantial passive paracellular component.’
    • ‘Eosinophils and neutrophils were occasionally seen on paracellular epithelial paths, and they appeared on the airway surface.’
    • ‘Eosinophils abounded in subepithelium and in paracellular epithelial pathways.’

Pronunciation:

paracellular

/ˌparəˈselyələr/