HyperDic: cell

English > 7 senses of the word cell:
NOUNartifactcellany small compartment
Topscell(biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms
artifactcell, electric cella device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction
groupcell, cadrea small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger / larger political movement
artifactcell, cellular telephone, cellular phone, cellphone, mobile phonea hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections, each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver
artifactcell, cubiclesmall room in which a monk or nun lives
artifactcell, jail cell, prison cella room where a prisoner is kept
cell > pronunciation
Soundsseh'l
RhymesAix-la-Chapelle ... zinfandel / Zinfandel: 95 rhymes with ehl...
English > cell: 7 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAny small compartment.
Example"the cells of a honeycomb"
BroadercompartmentA space into which an area is subdivided
Spanishcelda
Catalancel·la
Adjectivescellularcharacterized by or divided into or containing cells or compartments (the smallest organizational or structural / structural unit of an organism or organization)
cellularrelating to cells
English > cell: 7 senses > noun 2, Tops
Meaning(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.
Category oftotipotentHaving the ability to give rise to unlike cells
Categorybiology, biological scienceThe science that studies living organisms
Part oforganism, beingA living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
Partscell membrane, cytomembrane, plasma membraneA thin membrane (a double layer of lipids) enclosing the cytoplasm of a cell
cytoplasm, cytolThe protoplasm of a cell excluding the nucleus
energid, protoplastA biological unit consisting of a nucleus and the body of cytoplasm with which it interacts
nucleus, cell nucleus, karyonA part of the cell containing DNA and RNA and responsible for growth and reproduction
organelle, cell organelle, cell organA specialized part of a cell
vacuoleA tiny cavity filled with fluid in the cytoplasm of a cell
NarrowerKupffer's cellSpecialized cells in the liver that destroy bacteria, foreign / foreign proteins, and worn-out blood cells
Leydig cell, Leydig's cellA cell in the testes that secretes the hormone testosterone
Sertoli cell, Sertoli's cellelongated cells found in the seminiferous tubules of the testis
akaryocyte, akaryote, acaryoteA cell without a nucleus (as an erythrocyte)
archespore, archesporiumPrimitive cell or group of cells from which a mother cell develops
arthrosporeOne of a string of thick walled vegetative resting cells formed by some algae and fungi
arthrosporeA body that resembles a spore but is not an endospore
beta cellA cell that produces insulin in the isles of Langerhans in the pancreas
blastemaA mass of undifferentiated cells from which an organ or body part develops
blastomereAny cell resulting from cleavage of a fertilized egg
daughter cellA cell formed by the division or budding of another cell
embryonic cell, formative cellA cell of an embryo
fiber, fibreAny of several elongated, threadlike cells (especially a muscle fiber or a nerve fiber)
flagellated cellAny cell or one-celled organism equipped with a flagellum
gametocyteAn immature animal or plant cell that develops into a gamete by meiosis
mother cellcell from which another cell of an organism (usually of a different sort) develops
parthenoteA cell resulting from parthenogenesis
plant cellA cell that is a structural and functional unit of a plant
polar bodyA small cell containing little cytoplasm that is produced along with the oocyte and later discarded
recombinantA cell or organism in which genetic recombination has occurred
reproductive cell, germ cell, sex cellA spermatozoon or an ovum
somatic cell, vegetative cellAny of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells
zygote, fertilized ovum(genetics) the diploid cell resulting from the union of a haploid spermatozoon and ovum (including the organism that develops from that cell)
Broaderliving thing, animate thingA living (or once living) entity
Spanishcelula, célula
Catalancèl·lula
Adjectivescellularcharacterized by or divided into or containing cells or compartments (the smallest organizational or structural / structural unit of an organism or organization)
cellularrelating to cells
extracellularlocated or occurring outside a cell or cells
intercellularlocated between cells
intracellularlocated or occurring within a cell or cells
unicellularhaving or consisting of a single cell
English > cell: 7 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction.
Synonymelectric cell
Narrowerelectrolytic cellA cell containing an electrolyte in which an applied voltage causes a reaction to occur that would not occur otherwise (such as the breakdown of water into hydrogen and oxygen)
fuel cellcell that produces electricity by oxidation of fuel (hydrogen and oxygen or zinc and air)
solar cell, photovoltaic cellA cell that converts solar energy into electrical energy
storage cell, secondary cellA cell that can be recharged
voltaic cell, galvanic cell, primary cellAn electric cell that generates an electromotive force by an irreversible conversion of chemical to electrical energy
Broaderelectrical deviceA device that produces or is powered by electricity
Spanishcélula, pila
Catalancèl·lula, pila
Adjectivescellularrelating to cells
English > cell: 7 senses > noun 4, group
MeaningA small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger / larger political movement.
Synonymcadre
Member ofpolitical movementA group of people working together to achieve a political goal
Narrowersleeper cellA cell of sleepers
terrorist cell, radical cellA cell of terrorists (usually 3 to 5 members)
Broaderpolitical unit, political entityA unit with political responsibilities
Spanishcadre, célula, cuadro
Catalancèl·lula, quadre
Adjectivescellularcharacterized by or divided into or containing cells or compartments (the smallest organizational or structural / structural unit of an organism or organization)
cellularrelating to cells
English > cell: 7 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningA hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections, each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver.
Synonymscellular telephone, cellular phone, cellphone, mobile phone
Broaderradiotelephone, radiophone, wireless telephoneA telephone that communicates by radio waves rather than along cables
Spanishcelular, móvil, teléfono celular, teléfono móvil
Catalanmòbil, telèfon cel·lular, telèfon mòbil
English > cell: 7 senses > noun 6, artifact
Meaningsmall room in which a monk or nun lives.
Synonymcubicle
Part ofconventA religious residence especially for nuns
monasteryThe residence of a religious community
BroaderroomAn area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling
Spanishcelda, célula, cubículo
Catalancel·la
Adjectivescellularrelating to cells
English > cell: 7 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningA room where a prisoner is kept.
Synonymsjail cell, prison cell
Part ofcellblock, wardA division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells)
Narrowerbullpen, detention cell, detention centreA large cell where prisoners (people awaiting trial or sentence or refugees or illegal immigrants) are confined together temporarily
cooler, tankA cell for violent prisoners
dungeonA dark cell (usually underground) where prisoners can be confined
guardroomA cell in which soldiers who are prisoners are confined
hold, keepA cell in a jail or prison
sweatboxsmall or narrow cell
BroaderroomAn area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling
Spanishbartolina, calabozo, cana, celda
Catalancalabós, cel·la
Adjectivescellularrelating to cells

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