The cell is the basic structural, functional and biological unit of all known living organisms. Cells are the smallest unit of life that can replicate independently, and are often called the "building blocks of life".

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  1. A single-room dwelling for a hermit.
  2. A small monastery or nunnery dependent on a larger religious establishment.
  3. A small room in a monastery or nunnery accommodating one person.
    Gregor Mendel must have spent a good amount of time outside of his cell.
  4. Each of the small hexagonal compartments in a honeycomb.
  5. Any of various chambers in a tissue or organism having specific functions.
  6. Specifically, any of the supposed compartments of the brain, formerly thought to be the source of specific mental capacities, knowledge, or memories.
  7. A section or compartment of a larger structure.
  8. Any small dwelling; a remote nook, a den.
  9. A room in a prison for one or more inmates.
    The combatants spent the night in separate cells.
  10. A device which stores electrical power; used either singly or together in batteries; the basic unit of a battery.
    This MP3 player runs on 2 AAA cells.
  11. The basic unit of a living organism, consisting of a quantity of protoplasm surrounded by a cell membrane, which is able to synthesize proteins and replicate itself.
  12. A small thunderstorm, caused by convection, that forms ahead of a storm front.
    There is a powerful storm cell headed our way.
  13. 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.
  14. In FreeCell-type games, a space where one card can be placed.
  15. A small group of people forming part of a larger organization, often an outlawed one.
    Those three fellows are the local cell of that organization.
  16. A short, fixed-length packet as in .
    Virtual Channel number 5 received 170 cells.
  17. 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.
  18. A three-dimensional facet of a polytope.
  19. The unit in a statistical array (a spreadsheet, for example) where a row and a column intersect.
  20. The space between the ribs of a vaulted roof.
  21. A cella.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. A cellular phone.


  1. To place or enclose in a cell.

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