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Definition 1: (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 - [noun denoting tops]

(cell is a kind of ...) a living (or once living) entity

(... is a kind of cell ) a cell resulting from parthenogenesis

(... is a kind of cell ) a cell formed by the division or budding of another cell

"anthrax grows by dividing into two daughter cells that are generally identical"

(... is a kind of cell ) primitive cell or group of cells from which a mother cell develops

(... is a kind of cell ) a cell that is a structural and functional unit of a plant

(... is a kind of cell ) elongated cells found in the seminiferous tubules of the testis; apparently they nourish the spermatids

(... is a kind of cell ) a cell of an embryo

(... is a kind of cell ) a cell without a nucleus (as an erythrocyte)

(... is a kind of cell ) a spermatozoon or an ovum; a cell responsible for transmitting DNA to the next generation

(... is a kind of cell ) an immature animal or plant cell that develops into a gamete by meiosis

(... is a kind of cell ) a small cell containing little cytoplasm that is produced along with the oocyte and later discarded

(... is a kind of cell ) (genetics) the diploid cell resulting from the union of a haploid spermatozoon and ovum (including the organism that develops from that cell)

(... is a kind of cell ) cell from which another cell of an organism (usually of a different sort) develops

"a sperm cell develops from a sperm mother cell"

(... is a kind of cell ) a body that resembles a spore but is not an endospore; produced by some bacteria

(... is a kind of cell ) a cell or organism in which genetic recombination has occurred

(... is a kind of cell ) any cell resulting from cleavage of a fertilized egg

(... is a kind of cell ) any cell or one-celled organism equipped with a flagellum

(... is a kind of cell ) any of several elongated, threadlike cells (especially a muscle fiber or a nerve fiber)

(... is a kind of cell ) specialized cells in the liver that destroy bacteria, foreign proteins, and worn-out blood cells

(... is a kind of cell ) a cell that produces insulin in the isles of Langerhans in the pancreas

(... is a kind of cell ) one of a string of thick walled vegetative resting cells formed by some algae and fungi

(... is a kind of cell ) any of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells; a cell that does not participate in the production of gametes

"somatic cells are produced from preexisting cells"

(... is a kind of cell ) a mass of undifferentiated cells from which an organ or body part develops

(... is a kind of cell ) a cell in the testes that secretes the hormone testosterone

(cell is a part of ...) a tiny cavity filled with fluid in the cytoplasm of a cell

(cell is a part of ...) a specialized part of a cell; analogous to an organ

"the first organelle to be identified was the nucleus"

(cell is a part of ...) a part of the cell containing DNA and RNA and responsible for growth and reproduction

(cell is a part of ...) the protoplasm of a cell excluding the nucleus; is full of proteins that control cell metabolism

(cell is a part of ...) a biological unit consisting of a nucleus and the body of cytoplasm with which it interacts

(cell is a part of ...) a thin membrane (a double layer of lipids) enclosing the cytoplasm of a cell; proteins in the membrane control passage of ions (like sodium or potassium or calcium) in and out of the cell

"all cells have a cell membrane"

(... is part of cell) a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently

(cell belongs to category ...) the science that studies living organisms

(cell is the domain which ... is member of) having the ability to give rise to unlike cells

"embryonic stem cells are totipotent"

Definition 2: a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for cell in the sense of this definition

(cell is a kind of ...) a device that produces or is powered by electricity

(... is a kind of cell ) a 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)

(... is a kind of cell ) cell that produces electricity by oxidation of fuel (hydrogen and oxygen or zinc and air); often used in electric cars

(... is a kind of cell ) a cell that converts solar energy into electrical energy

(... is a kind of cell ) a cell that can be recharged

(... is a kind of cell ) an electric cell that generates an electromotive force by an irreversible conversion of chemical to electrical energy; cannot be recharged

Definition 3: a room where a prisoner is kept - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for cell in the sense of this definition

(cell is a kind of ...) an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling

"the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"

(... is a kind of cell ) a large cell where prisoners (people awaiting trial or sentence or refugees or illegal immigrants) are confined together temporarily

(... is a kind of cell ) a cell for violent prisoners

(... is a kind of cell ) a dark cell (usually underground) where prisoners can be confined

(... is a kind of cell ) a cell in which soldiers who are prisoners are confined

(... is a kind of cell ) a cell in a jail or prison

(... is a kind of cell ) small or narrow cell

(... is part of cell) a division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells)

Definition 4: small room in which a monk or nun lives - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for cell in the sense of this definition

(cell is a kind of ...) an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling

"the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"

(... is part of cell) a religious residence especially for nuns

(... is part of cell) the residence of a religious community

Definition 5: any small compartment - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where cell or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the cells of a honeycomb

(cell is a kind of ...) a space into which an area is subdivided

Definition 6: a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections, each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for cell in the sense of this definition

(cell is a kind of ...) a telephone that communicates by radio waves rather than along cables

Definition 7: a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for cell in the sense of this definition

(cell is a kind of ...) a unit with political responsibilities

(... is a kind of cell ) a cell of sleepers

"an al-Qaeda sleeper cell may have used Arizona as its base"

(... is a kind of cell ) a cell of terrorists (usually 3 to 5 members)

"to insure operational security the members of adjacent terrorist cells usually don't know each other or the identity of their leadership"

(... is a member of cell) a group of people working together to achieve a political goal

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