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Noun: cell  sel
  1. Any small compartment
    "the cells of a honeycomb"
     
  2. (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
     
  3. A device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction
    - electric cell
     
  4. A small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement
    - cadre
     
  5. [N. Amer] A portable telephone that connects with the telephone network using radio waves
    - cellular telephone, cellular phone, cellphone, mobile phone, mobile [Brit], mobe, cellular [N. Amer]
     
  6. Small room in which a monk or nun lives
    - cubicle
     
  7. A room where a prisoner is kept
    - jail cell, prison cell
     
  8. (computing) a position in an electronic spreadsheet identified by its row and column

Sounds like: sell

Derived forms: cells

Type of: animate thing, compartment, electrical device, living thing, political entity, political unit, radiophone, radiotelephone, room, wireless telephone

Part of: being, cellblock, convent, monastery, organism, political movement, ward

Encyclopedia: Cell