- \\ˈhēlə-\ noun
Usage: usually capitalized H & 1st L: a cell of a continuously cultured strain isolated from a human uterine cervical carcinoma and used in biomedical research especially to culture viruses
* * */hel"euh/, Biol.a vigorous strain of laboratory-cultured cells descended from a human cervical cancer, used widely in research.Also, Hela cell, hela cell.[after He(nrietta) La(cks), a patient at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, from whom the tissue was taken in 1951 prior to her death]
* * *HeLa cell /hēˈlə sel/nounA cancerous cell of a strain developed from those taken in 1951 from a patient suffering from cervical carcinomaORIGIN: From the name of the patient, reported as Helen Lane or Henrietta Lacks
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HeLa cell — ☆ HeLa cell [hē′lə ] n. [< He(nrietta) La(cks), from whose cervical cancer such cells were obtained in 1951] a strain of cells derived from the first carcinoma cells to be continuously maintained in culture: still used in cancer and biological … English World dictionary
HeLa cell — /hel euh/, Biol. a vigorous strain of laboratory cultured cells descended from a human cervical cancer, used widely in research. Also, Hela cell, hela cell. [after He(nrietta) La(cks), a patient at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, from whom the … Universalium
HeLa cell — One of the cells grown from the cervical cancer of a young African American woman, Henrietta Lacks. HeLa cells were the first human cells to be continuously grown in culture. The cells were first cultured in February 1951 by Drs. George and… … Medical dictionary
hela cell — noun Usage: often capitalized H & 1st L Etymology: Henrietta Lacks died 1951 patient from whom the cells were taken Date: 1953 a cell of a continuously cultured strain isolated from a human uterine cervical carcinoma in 1951 and used in… … New Collegiate Dictionary
HeLa cell — He′La (or He′la or he′la) cell [[t]ˈhɛl ə[/t]] n. lab a vigorous strain of laboratory cultured cells descended from a human cervical cancer, used widely in research • Etymology: after He(nrietta) La(cks), a patient from whom the cancer tissue was … From formal English to slang
HeLa cell line — HeLa cell line. См. клеточная линия HeLa. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) … Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.
HeLa cell line — /ˈhɛlə/ (say heluh) noun a human cell line widely used in scientific research, especially cancer research, because of the ability of the cells to divide an unlimited number of times in a laboratory culture. Also, Hela cell line, hela cell line.… … Australian English dictionary
HeLa cell adherence assay — a test for adherence of HeLa cells to strains of Escherichia coli; strains with positive adherence are more likely to cause diarrhea … Medical dictionary
Cell culture — in a Petri dish Epithelial cells in culture, stained for keratin (red) an … Wikipedia
HeLa — A HeLa cell (also Hela or hela cell) is an immortal cell line used in medical research. The cell line was derived from cervical cancer cells taken from Henrietta Lacks, who died from her cancer on October 4, 1951.George Otto Gey and Henrietta… … Wikipedia