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Definitions of cell:

part of speech: noun

A minute mass of protoplasm, generally containing a nucleus.

part of speech: noun

1. A minute structure, the living, active basis of all plant and animal organization, composed of a mass of protoplasm, enclosed in a delicate membrane and containing a differentiated part, the nucleus Cells are of the most varied form and structure according to the function which they have to perform; some are simple in structure and lead an independent or quasi- independent existence, being capable of reproduction and adaptation to environment; others are highly differentiated, fixed in form and location, and incapable of reproduction, self- nutrition, or locomotion. 2 A small closed or partly closed cavity such as the air cells, or alveoli, of the lungs, the spaces in cancellous bone- tissue, etc. 3. An element or unit of a galvanic battery, or the chamber containing the metals and acid media by the chemical action of which the electricity is produced. ( For the cells not here defined see the qualifying word.).

Usage examples for cell:

  • Now, with no leaf moved by the air, with only the two of us squatting in the moonlight for audience, the last cell had given way. "Jungle Peace", William Beebe
  • I only want to know he's lying in a cell when I die out here in the great, free world! "Jane Cable", George Barr McCutcheon
  • And he went out and sat down outside the cell and waited. "Jackanapes, Daddy Darwin's Dovecot and Other Stories", Juliana Horatio Ewing

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