Definitions for intracellularˌɪn trəˈsɛl yə lər
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in•tra•cel•lu•larˌɪn trəˈsɛl yə lər(adj.)
within a cell or cells.
Category: Cell Biology
Origin of intracellular:
located or occurring within a cell or cells
Inside or within a cell.
an intracellular process
within a cell; as, the intracellular movements seen in the pigment cells, the salivary cells, and in the protoplasm of some vegetable cells
In cell biology, molecular biology and related fields, the word intracellular means "inside the cell". It is used in contrast to extracellular. The cell membrane is the barrier between the two, and chemical composition of intra- and extracellular milieu can be radically different. In most organisms, for example, a Na+/K+ ATPase maintains a high potassium level inside cells while keeping sodium low, leading to chemical excitability. This terms also means existing within the cells.
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