Pronunciation: sĕl
n.1.A very small and close apartment, as in a prison or in a monastery or convent; the hut of a hermit.
The heroic confessor in his cell.
- Macaulay.
2.A small religious house attached to a monastery or convent.
3.Any small cavity, or hollow place.
4.(Arch.) The space between the ribs of a vaulted roof.
5.(Elec.) A jar of vessel, or a division of a compound vessel, for holding the exciting fluid of a battery.
6.(Biol.) One of the minute elementary structures, of which the greater part of the various tissues and organs of animals and plants are composed.
Air cell
See Air cell.
Cell development
called also cell genesis, cell formation, and cytogenesis), the multiplication, of cells by a process of reproduction under the following common forms; segmentation or fission, gemmation or budding, karyokinesis, and endogenous multiplication. See Segmentation, Gemmation, etc.
Cell theory
(Biol.) See Cellular theory, under Cellular.
v. t.1.To place or inclose in a cell.
[imp. & p. p. Celled (sĕld).]
Noun1.cell - any small compartment; "the cells of a honeycomb"
2.cell - (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; cells may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
3.cell - a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction
Synonyms: electric cell
4.cell - a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement
Synonyms: cadre
5.Cellcell - a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections (cells), each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver
6.cell - small room is which a monk or nun lives
Synonyms: cubicle
7.Cellcell - a room where a prisoner is kept

CELL. A small room in a prison. See Dungeon.

(networking)cell - ATM's term for a packet.
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celiac artery
celiac disease
Celiac Sprue
celiac trunk
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Cell cleavage
cell death
Cell development
cell division
cell doctrine
cell genesis
cell membrane
cell nucleus
cell organ
cell phone
cell theory
cell wall
cell-mediated immune response
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