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definition of the word cell

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From Latin cella.



cell (plural cells)

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  1. A component of an electrical battery.
    This MP3 player runs on 2 AAA cells.
  2. A room in a prison for containing inmates.
    The combatants spent the night in separate cells.
  3. A room in a monastery for sleeping one person.
    Gregor Mendel must have spent a good amount of time outside of his cell.
  4. A small group of people forming part of a larger organization.
    Those three fellows are the local cell of that organization.
  5. (meteorology) A small thunderstorm, caused by convection, that forms ahead of a storm front.
    There is a powerful storm cell headed our way.
  6. (cytology) The basic unit of a living organism, surrounded by a cell membrane.
    There is a virtual zoo of single cell organisms living in your mouth.
  7. (biology) An cavity in a structure such as a honeycomb or ovary.
    The bee filled the cell with honey.
  8. (computing) The minimal unit of a cellular automaton that can change state and has an associated behavior.
    The upper right cell always starts with the color green.
  9. (communication) A short, fixed-length packet as in asynchronous transfer mode.
    Virtual Channel number 5 received 170 cells.
  10. (communication) A region of radio reception that is a part of a larger radio network.
    I get good reception in my home because it is near a cell tower.
  11. (US, informal) A cellular phone.
  12. (geometry) A three-dimensional facet of a polytope.

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