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  Definition of cell
  1. (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; cells may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
  2. a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction
  3. a room where a prisoner is kept
  4. small room is which a monk or nun lives
  5. any small compartment; "the cells of a honeycomb"
  6. a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections (cells), each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver
  7. a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement
Similar Words: electric cell, jail cell, prison cell, cubicle, cellular telephone, cellular phone, cellphone, mobile phone, cadre

 

Hyponyms: blastomere, flagellated cell, Kupffer's cell, beta cell, somatic cell, vegetative cell, blastema, zygote, fertilized ovum, parthenote, embryonic cell, formative cell, akaryocyte, akaryote, acaryote, reproductive cell, germ cell, gametocyte, polar body, Leydig cell, Leydig's cell, Sertoli cell, Sertoli's cell, archespore, archesporium, daughter cell, mother cell, arthrospore, electrolytic cell, fuel cell, solar cell, photovoltaic cell, storage cell, secondary cell, voltaic cell, galvanic cell, primary cell, bullpen, detention cell, detention centre, cooler, tank, dungeon, guardroom, hold, keep, sweatbox, sleeper cell, terrorist cell, radical cell

 

Part Meronyms: organism, being, cellblock, ward, monastery, convent

 

Member Meronyms: political movement

 

Derivational Morphology: cell phone

 

Language Translations:
Catalan: calabós and cèl·lula   Dutch: cel  
Finnish: kammio and selli and solu   French: cellule  
German: Zelle   Greek: κύτταρο and κελί  
Hebrew: תא   Icelandic: fruma and klefi  
Italian: cella and cellula   Japanese: 細胞  
Latin: cellula   Latvian: kamera and šūna  
Maltese: ċella and ċellula   Polish: cela and komórka  
Portuguese: célula and cela   Russian: камера and келья and клетка  
Spanish: célula and celda   Swedish: cell  
Telugu: కణము  
 
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