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cell

 
Noun cell has 7 senses
  1. cell - any small compartment; "the cells of a honeycomb"
    --1 is a kind of
    compartment
  2. cell - (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 is a kind of
    living thing, animate thing
    --2 is a part of organism, being
    --2 has parts:
     cell wall, cell membrane, cytomembrane, plasma membrane; energid, protoplast; cytoplasm; nucleus, cell nucleus, karyon; organelle, cell organ; vacuole
    --2 has particulars:
     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, sex cell; gametocyte; polar body; Leydig cell, Leydig's cell; Sertoli cell, Sertoli's cell; archespore, archesporium; daughter cell; mother cell; arthrospore; arthrospore
  3. cell, electric cell - a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction
    --3 is a kind of electrical device
    --3 has particulars:
     electrolytic cell; fuel cell; solar cell, photovoltaic cell; storage cell, secondary cell; voltaic cell, galvanic cell, primary cell
  4. cell, cadre - a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement
    --4 is a kind of political unit
    --4 is a member of political movement
    --4 has particulars: sleeper cell; terrorist cell, radical cell
  5. cellular telephone, cellular phone, cellphone, cell, mobile phone - a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections (cells), each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver
    --5 is a kind of radiotelephone, radiophone, wireless telephone
  6. cell, cubicle - small room is which a monk or nun lives
    --6 is a kind of room
    --6 is a part of monastery; convent
  7. cell, jail cell, prison cell - a room where a prisoner is kept
    --7 is a kind of room
    --7 is a part of cellblock, ward
    --7 has particulars:
     bullpen, detention cell, detention centre; cooler, tank; dungeon; guardroom; hold, keep; sweatbox
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