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Cell

Cell

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noun


(1)   (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
(2)   A device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction
(3)   A room where a prisoner is kept
(4)   Small room is which a monk or nun lives
(5)   Any small compartment
"The cells of a honeycomb"
(6)   A hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections, each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver
(7)   A small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement
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Etymology 1


From , from , from .

Noun


  1. A room in a monastery for sleeping one person.
    Gregor Mendel must have spent a good amount of time outside of his cell.
  2. A room in a prison for containing inmates.
    The combatants spent the night in separate cells.
  3. A component of an electrical battery.
    This MP3 player runs on 2 AAA cells.# A small group of people forming part of a larger organization.
    Those three fellows are the local cell of that organization.
  4. A small thunderstorm, caused by convection, that forms ahead of a storm front.
    There is a powerful storm cell headed our way.
  5. The basic unit of a living organism, surrounded by a cell membrane.
    There is a virtual zoo of single cell organisms living in your mouth.
  6. An cavity in a structure such as a honeycomb or ovary.
    The bee filled the cell with honey.

  1. The minimal unit of a cellular automaton that can change state and has an associated behavior.
    The upper right cell always starts with the color green.
  2. A short, fixed-length packet as in asynchronous transfer mode.
    Virtual Channel number 5 received 170 cells.
  3. A region of radio reception that is a part of a larger radio network.
    I get good reception in my home because it is near a cell tower.
  4. A three-dimensional facet of a polytope.

Etymology 2


From , from , from +

Descendants

  • Irish:
  • Manx:
  • Scottish Gaelic:


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Noun


  1. Cell; a room in a prison.
  2. Cell; a room in a monastery for sleeping one person.
  3. Cell; a small group of people forming part of a larger organization.
  4. Cell; the basic unit of a living organism.
  5. Cell; an cavity in a structure such as a honeycomb.
  6. Cell; a minimal unit of a cellular automaton.