cell: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (sel), [key]
- a small room, as in a convent or prison.
- any of various small compartments or bounded areas forming part of a whole.
- a small group acting as a unit within a larger organization: a local cell of the Communist party.
- a usually 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.
- one of the areas into which the wing of an insect is divided by the veins.
- Also calledbattery,electric cell,galvanic cell,voltaic cell.a device that generates electrical energy from chemical energy, usually consisting of two different conducting substances placed in an electrolyte. Cf. dry cell.
- Seesolar cell.
- a device for producing electrolysis, consisting essentially of the electrolyte, its container, and the electrodes.
- the gas container of a balloon.
- a monastery or nunnery, usually small, dependent on a larger religious house.
- See under
- to live in a cell: The two prisoners had celled together for three years.
Pronunciation: (sel) [key]
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