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A cell was the functional basic unit of a living organism. The study of cells is known as cellular biology. The Human body was made up of millions of cells. (TOS: "The Immunity Syndrome") Cells developed an internal clock based on a 24 hour day. (TNG: "Clues") Each cell has an electromagnetic signature. (TNG: "The Nth Degree")

In 2267, Spock suggested that each individual Denevan neural parasite was a single cell that comprised a larger organism, adding that although not physically attached to each other, they nevertheless worked together as one. (TOS: "Operation -- Annihilate!")

In 2268, every cell on Hikaru Sulu's shoulder was disrupted where the hologram of Losira touched it, "exploded from within", as Doctor Leonard McCoy described it. Sulu had "a layer of necrotic tissue a few cells thick." (TOS: "That Which Survives")

Altarian encephalitis inserted its DNA into the host's cells. (TNG: "Future Imperfect")

In 2375, Doctor Julian Bashir had hoped that he could "borrow a cup of goo" from Odo, so as to study the Changeling's morphogenic matrix, in effort to find the means required to synthesize organic tissue that can change form the way Changeling cells do. (DS9: "When It Rains...")

Cell types[]

Nanoprobes in action

Nanoprobes assimilating blood cells

The inner workings[]


DNA inside of a cell

Pathogens and other cellular invaders[]

Anchilles fever pathogen

The pathogen of Anchilles Fever

Technologies and procedures for cells[]

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