Definitions for cellsɛl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a small room, as in a convent or prison.
any of various small compartments or bounded areas forming part of a whole.
a usu. microscopic structure containing nuclear and cytoplasmic material enclosed by a semipermeable membrane and, in plants, a cell wall; the basic structural unit of all organisms.
Category: Cell Biology
a small group acting as a unit within a larger organization:
a local cell of a political party.
a device that converts chemical energy into electricity, usu. consisting of two different kinds of conductors surrounded by an electrolyte; battery.
Category: Electricity and Magnetism
Ref: Also called electrolytic cell.
a monastery or nunnery, dependent on a larger religious house.
one of the areas into which the wing of an insect is divided by the veins.
Ref: locule .
one of the separate areas covered by a radio transmitter in a cellular phone system.
Origin of cell:
bef. 1150; ME celle (< OF), OE cell < ML cella monastic cell, L: room; see cella
any small compartment
"the cells of a honeycomb"
(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
cell, electric cell(noun)
a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction
a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement
cellular telephone, cellular phone, cellphone, cell, mobile phone(noun)
a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections, each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver
small room in which a monk or nun lives
cell, jail cell, prison cell(noun)
a room where a prisoner is kept
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a room in a jail
***prisoners in their cells
the basic unit of living material that can exist alone
blood cells; cancerous cells
***Call me on my cell.
a small group within a larger organization
a local terrorist cell
a very small and close apartment, as in a prison or in a monastery or convent; the hut of a hermit
a small religious house attached to a monastery or convent
any small cavity, or hollow place
the space between the ribs of a vaulted roof
same as Cella
a jar of vessel, or a division of a compound vessel, for holding the exciting fluid of a battery
one of the minute elementary structures, of which the greater part of the various tissues and organs of animals and plants are composed
to place or inclose in a cell
The cell is the basic structural, functional and biological unit of all known living organisms. It is the smallest unit of life that is classified as a living thing, and is often called the "building block of life". It consists of a protoplasm enclosed within a membrane, which contains many biomolecules such as proteins and nucleic acids. Organisms can be classified as unicellular or multicellular. While the number of cells in plants and animals varies from species to species, Humans contain about 100 trillion cells. Most plant and animal cells are between 1 and 100 micrometres and therefore are visible only under the microscope. The cell was discovered by Robert Hooke in 1665. The cell theory, first developed in 1839 by Matthias Jakob Schleiden and Theodor Schwann, states that all organisms are composed of one or more cells, that all cells come from preexisting cells, that vital functions of an organism occur within cells, and that all cells contain the hereditary information necessary for regulating cell functions and for transmitting information to the next generation of cells. Cells emerged on planet Earth at least 4.0–4.3 billion years ago.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
A subordinate organization formed around a specific process, capability, or activity within a designated larger organization of a joint force commander
British National Corpus
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Rank popularity for the word 'cell' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1857
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Rank popularity for the word 'cell' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2984
Rank popularity for the word 'cell' in Nouns Frequency: #324
Translations for cell
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a small room (especially in a prison or monastery).
- صَوْمَعَه، ، حُجَيْرَهArabic
- celaPortuguese (BR)
- die ZelleGerman
- कैदखाने इत्यादि की छोटी कोठरीHindi
- celė, vienutėLithuanian
- kamera; celleLatvian
- وړه كوټه (دزندان)، حجره (دجومات او كليسا): (ب) حجره (دحيوان او نباتى اجسامو): پرقى بېټرۍPashto
- камера; кельяRussian
- 小房間Chinese (Trad.)
- камера; келіяUkrainian
- xà limVietnamese
- 单人房间Chinese (Simp.)
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