cell doctrine

Definitions of cell doctrine
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n (biology) the theory that cells form the fundamental structural and functional units of all living organisms; proposed in 1838 by Matthias Schleiden and by Theodor Schwann

Synonyms:
cell theory
Type of:
scientific theory
a theory that explains scientific observations

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