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Meaning of carrel

car•rel

Pronunciation: (kar'ul), [key]
  1. Also calleda small recess or enclosed area in a library stack, designed for individual study or reading.
  2. a table or desk with three sides extending above the writing surface to serve as partitions, designed for individual study, as in a library.

Car•rel

Pronunciation: (ku-rel', kar'ul Fr. ka-rel'), [key]
  1. 1873–1944, French surgeon and biologist, in U.S. 1905–39: Nobel prize 1912.
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