Associations to the word «Cell»


CELL, noun. A single-room dwelling for a hermit. [from 10th c.]
CELL, noun. (now historical) A small monastery or nunnery dependent on a larger religious establishment. [from 11th c.]
CELL, noun. A small room in a monastery or nunnery accommodating one person. [from 14th c.]
CELL, noun. Each of the small hexagonal compartments in a honeycomb. [from 14th c.]
CELL, noun. (biology) (now chiefly botany) Any of various chambers in a tissue or organism having specific functions. [from 14th c.]
CELL, noun. (obsolete) Specifically, any of the supposed compartments of the brain, formerly thought to be the source of specific mental capacities, knowledge, or memories. [14th-19th c.]
CELL, noun. A section or compartment of a larger structure. [from 16th c.]
CELL, noun. (obsolete) (chiefly literary) Any small dwelling; a remote nook, a den. [16th-19th c.]
CELL, noun. A room in a prison or jail for one or more inmates. [from 18th c.]
CELL, noun. A device which stores electrical power; used either singly or together in batteries; the basic unit of a battery. [from 19th c.]
CELL, noun. (biology) The basic unit of a living organism, consisting of a quantity of protoplasm surrounded by a cell membrane, which is able to synthesize proteins and replicate itself. [from 19th c.]
CELL, noun. (meteorology) A small thunderstorm, caused by convection, that forms ahead of a storm front. [from 20th c.]
CELL, noun. (computing) The minimal unit of a cellular automaton that can change state and has an associated behavior. [from 20th c.]
CELL, noun. (card games) In FreeCell-type games, a space where one card can be placed.
CELL, noun. A small group of people forming part of a larger organization, often an outlawed one. [from 20th c.]
CELL, noun. (communication) A short, fixed-length packet as in asynchronous transfer mode. [from 20th c.]
CELL, noun. (communication) A region of radio reception that is a part of a larger radio network.
CELL, noun. (geometry) A three-dimensional facet of a polytope.
CELL, noun. (statistics) The unit in a statistical array (a spreadsheet, for example) where a row and a column intersect.
CELL, noun. (architecture) The space between the ribs of a vaulted roof.
CELL, noun. (architecture) A cella.
CELL, noun. (entomology) An area of an insect wing bounded by veins
CELL, verb. (transitive) To place or enclose in a cell.
CELL, noun. (US) (informal) A cellular phone.
CELL BLOCK, noun. Alternative form of cellblock
CELL BLOCKS, noun. Plural of cell block
CELL DEATH, noun. (biology) The breakdown of the structure of a cell after completion of a number of cell divisions
CELL DIVISION, noun. A process by which a cell divides into two cells
CELL DIVISIONS, noun. Plural of cell division
CELL GROUP, noun. A Christian religious group that meets to study the Bible, usually in a member's home.
CELL GROUPS, noun. Plural of cell group
CELL LINE, noun. (genetics) A biological tissue or group of individual cells that are genetically identical as a result of dividing mitotically from a single progenitor cell.
CELL LINES, noun. Plural of cell line
CELL MEMBRANE, noun. (cytology) The semipermeable membrane that surrounds the cytoplasm of a cell.
CELL MEMBRANES, noun. Plural of cell membrane
CELL NUCLEI, noun. Plural of cell nucleus
CELL NUCLEUS, noun. (cytology) A large membrane-enclosed organelle found in eukaryotic cells; a nucleus.
CELL PHONE, noun. A portable, wireless telephone, which changes antenna connections seamlessly during travel from one radio reception cell to another without losing the party-to-party call connection.
CELL PHONE LOT, noun. A parking lot for those waiting to retrieve people from, for example, an airport; they can wait in this lot instead of circling until they spot their respective targets.
CELL PHONE LOTS, noun. Plural of cell phone lot
CELL PHONES, noun. Plural of cell phone
CELL PLATE, noun. The beginning of the formation of a cell wall that also serves as a means of organization of chromosomes during mitosis in many plant cells.
CELL PLATES, noun. Plural of cell plate
CELL SAP, noun. (biology) The liquid enclosed inside the vacuole of a plant cell
CELL THEORY, noun. (biology) the theory that all living organisms are made of cells as the smallest functional unit
CELL THERAPY, noun. (medicine) cytotherapy.
CELL WALL, noun. (cytology) A thick, fairly rigid, layer formed around individual cells of bacteria, Archaea, fungi, plants, and algae (but not animals and other protists which generally have cell membranes without cell walls). The cell wall is external to the cell membrane and serves a structural function helping the cell maintain its shape and protecting the cell from damage.
CELL WALLS, noun. Plural of cell wall
CELL YELL, noun. (informal) The act of speaking loudly or yelling into a cell phone/mobile.

Dictionary definition

CELL, noun. Any small compartment; "the cells of a honeycomb".
CELL, noun. (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, noun. A device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction.
CELL, noun. A small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement.
CELL, noun. A hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections, each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver.
CELL, noun. Small room in which a monk or nun lives.
CELL, noun. A room where a prisoner is kept.

Wise words

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